Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bumper year for East Devon lifeboat supporters

09:33 20 February 2012

RNLI branch secretary Wendy Cummins presents a certificate of thanks to Seaton Tesco manager Ian Dyer

RNLI branch secretary Wendy Cummins presents a certificate of thanks to Seaton Tesco manager Ian Dyer

Archant

Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI raised more than £50,000 to help keep the vital service afloat

LIFEBOAT supporters in East Devon are celebrating a bumper year for fund raising.

Members of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI will be congratulated for raising more than £50,000 in 2011, when they hold their annual meeting next month.

The gathering, on Tuesday. March 6, at 7.30pm in the function room at the Dolphin Hotel, Beer, will hear that a record £39.000.83 was raised in souvenir sales along with a further £11.534.40 from branch events, donations and collection boxes.

Now more volunteers are being sought to join the sales crew from April to October at thesouvenir kiosk at Jubilee Gardens, Beer, and to help man the stall at events across the area.

Secretary Wendy Cummins said: “A warm welcome awaits anyone wishing to join us with our 2012 fundraising programme or join our committee that includes a vacancy for an assistant secretary. Volunteers should please come to our annual general meeting or telephone 01297 23040 for our branch information letter and application form.

The branch area covers Seaton, Axmouth, Musbury, Whitford, Colyford, Colyton, Branscombe and Beer.

* Last week Mrs Cummins presented a certificate of thanks to the manager of Seaton Tesco, Ian Dyer, following the branch collection there in December when they collected £355.38.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:31
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club. Ref shs 20-16SH 4304. Picture: Simon Horn.

Youngsters from Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club recently took to the water to mark the start of their 2016 season.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Church window

A Topsham church service has been hailed as a resounding success as 200 people turned out to mark Pentecost.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:34
MC2 Pearcey and MC2 Trayler being presented the Commando Spirit award by the Chairman of The Royal British Legion, Dave Turner.Ref exe Sea Cadets Awards Night 2.

Heroes who lost their lives at sea 100 years ago while fighting for their country are to be remembered in Exmouth on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:05
Beaver taking first steps in new home credit: Nick Upton/naturepl.com

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) has taken an ‘exciting’ new step in its project by introducing two more adult beavers on the River Otter.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

The Range has applied for planning permission to build an ancillary garden centre building next to its proposed Exmouth store.

Read more
Wed, 14:05
Powderham Castle

Police are urging festival goers to make personal safety a number one priority ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Read more
Wed, 12:56
Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police searching for a missing man with Sidmouth connections have found two bodies in an area of Petitor Woods in Torquay.

Read more
Wed, 12:30
Model house with design drawings

The floodgates will not open following the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to allow a care home to be built in Topsham, a city councillor believes.

Read more
Wed, 06:30
Budleigh Salterton Public Hall. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 5404-10-12AW

Public hall: People in Budleigh Salterton are being urged to snap up tickets for a charity event.

Read more
Wed, 06:30
Pamela Squire.

An Exmouth woman is warning others to be on their guard against potentially bogus companies.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications