Mrs Barbara Joan Billingham

Passed away peacefully at Leicester Royal Infirmary on 18th November 2019 aged 83 years.

Mam you meant so much to us, much more than we can say, you're still in our hearts, and thats where you'll stay. Love Steve & Sue

Barbara's funeral service will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at Loughborough Crematorium. By polite request of the family no flowers please, but donations if desired for RNLI or The Air Ambulance  may be made online at or sent to Anstey & District Funeral Service, Talbott House, Leicester Road, Anstey, Leicester, LE7 7AT. 0116 234 0548

Total collected to date: £9.66

Charity details

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

We are the RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea. Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle. We are separate from the Coastguard, independent of the Government and rely on our volunteers and supporters to run our lifesaving service.
It cost £177.3M in 2016 to run our lifesaving service – all funded by our generous supporters.

Keeping a modern fleet of lifeboats ever-ready to go to the rescue from over 238 lifeboat stations is an expensive business. Add to that crew training, running a lifeguard service on more than 240 popular beaches and campaigning for water safety, and the pounds start to add up.

It cost around £485,000 a day in 2016 to run the RNLI, all of which was generously donated by the public. This might sound like a lot, but we think the 23 people our lifeboat crews rescue on average every day are worth it. Below is a breakdown of the costs of our rescue kit;

Registered Number 209603

The Air Ambulance Service

We fly two regional air ambulances, across the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. These two helicopters provide a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3850 square miles covering many of the UK’s major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42. With an average response of just 13 minutes, between them they attend on average 6 missions a day.

You may well have seen us in the skies above you. We’ve saved thousands of lives in our community. We need your help to save thousands more.

Registered Number 1098874

Messages of condolence

Such a lovely lady. Fond memories x

Mr and Mrs Dean and Zena Betts

Service details

Celebration of a Life

03 December, 2019 11:00

Loughborough Crematorium

Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AF