Lyme Lifeboat Week raises record £34,765

PUBLISHED: 15:01 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:53 11 September 2018

Crowds gave generously to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week collectors. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Crowds gave generously to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week collectors. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Donations up £5,693 on the previous year – ‘a terrific result’, say organisers

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew taking part in the bathtub race. Picture:RICHARD HOROBINLyme Regis lifeboat crew taking part in the bathtub race. Picture:RICHARD HOROBIN

Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis raised a record £34,765 this year.

Members of the organising group, the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, along with lifeboat crew members, heard the news from treasurer Brian Cursley.

He told them: “It’s a terrific result, and is £5,693 up on donations last year.”

Guild secretary Maggie Sullivan said new events this year had proved very popular and despite poor weather at the beginning – with just one or two events being re-scheduled – it had been an exceptionally successful week.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week fun runners with Mayor Michaela Ellis. Picture: RICHARD HOROBINLyme Regis Lifeboat Week fun runners with Mayor Michaela Ellis. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

The meeting heard that the Army’s parachute display team, the Red Devils, had been extremely popular and general feedback from the public had been ‘terrific’.

The top ten achievers in relation to donations and participation were the water or wine stall, the programme, fireworks display, breakfast baps, the duck race, Red Devils, the book stall, yard of ale, name the yellow welly dog and the swimming challenge.

Guild chairman Ken Lavery said: “The hard work and dedication of all our volunteers has produced a remarkable result this year and the RNLI – the charity that saves lives at sea - will be proud of their efforts.

“The generosity of all those visitors and residents who donated to our charity must also be praised.

Lyme Regis teenager Josh Denning, 14, was the most prolific collector of donations during the town’s lifeboat week. He collected almost £900 in his bucket. He is pictured with crew members aboard the lifeboat. Josh's mum, Annette also received an award. Picture: RICHARD HOROBINLyme Regis teenager Josh Denning, 14, was the most prolific collector of donations during the town’s lifeboat week. He collected almost £900 in his bucket. He is pictured with crew members aboard the lifeboat. Josh's mum, Annette also received an award. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

“But there was also sadness, and we pay tribute to Irene Roper, former chairman of the Guild, who died during this year’s lifeboat week.

“She worked tirelessly for our charity for several years and was passionate, in particular, about lifeboat week. We are delighted that Irene’s sister, Maggie, is continuing as secretary of the Guild because, as Maggie says, that is what Irene would have wished.”

** Lifeboat Week next year will run from July 27 to August 2.

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