Joe, six, is Exmouth RNLI fundraiser

18:00 21 July 2014

PR190714-1	Joe with Crew volunteers from Exmouth RNLI before their exercise.

PR190714-1 Joe with Crew volunteers from Exmouth RNLI before their exercise.

Mike Powell

Exmouth RNLI thanked six-year-old Joe Stanbury for raising £83 for the lifeboat station

Exmouth RNLI’s funds have been given a welcome boost thanks to the efforts of a six-year-old boy.

Joe Stanbury, from Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, presented Exmouth RNLI with £83 after arranging a school bake sale.

The youngster was inspired to raise funds for the RNLI after he was last year named a winner of the charity’s design a Christmas card competition and was invited to the lifeboat training college, in Poole, as part of his prize.

Hearing of Joe’s fundraising success, volunteers from Exmouth RNLI invited the youngster to present his cheque to crew volunteers and watch the all-weather lifeboat training exercise off Exmouth beach.

Joe’s mum, Nel, said visiting the Exmouth lifeboat station and meeting the crew had been an ‘extra treat’.

Joe’s Christmas card design prize included a two-night stay and tour of the lifeboat college at Poole, plus a hit the surf session with RNLI lifeguards.

Inspired by his visit, Joe spoke about the charity at school during an assembly then held a cake sale, presenting the proceeds to Exmouth RNLI.

Joe’s dad, Brian, said: “‘Joe’s cake stall was positioned strategically by the door of the school hall, so all the children had to file past Joe’s creations to leave.

“Joe made 118 cupcakes and raised £83 on the day. We are very proud of him.”

1 comment

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

Bicton Street residents ensured their road looked blooming lovely for the South West in Bloom judges this week. Ref exe 4567-29-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Bicton Street has been turned into a blaze of colour after neighbours joined forces to enter South West in Bloom.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

A permanent sign will be erected to warn people to stay away from the area of a sink hole which keeps reappearing on Exmouth beach.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:35
Exmouth Visitor's Guide 2015/2016

The free Exmouth Visitors’ Guide 2015/2016 has been released, and is now available at the town hall and Tourist Information Service.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:31
Martin Budd with his son Nathan will be joining around 25,000 other cyclists taking part in the 100 miles charity ride from the Olympic Park, out through Surrey and finishing on the Mall. Martin who celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend is riding for Sense while Nathan is raising moiney for CHSW. Ref exe 5892-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

An Exmouth father and son are preparing to emulate the heroes of London 2012 in a 100-mile charity cycle hallenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:10
Vote

People are being asked if they think changes should be made to the number of polling stations in Exmouth - and if they are the right places.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:55
Queens Drive Exmouth masterplan

District bosses have pledged to look ‘carefully’ at plans to build seafront flats just metres from where an ice-cream kiosk was washed into the sea.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Robin Burne and Richard Greetham, pictured having completed their London to Paris cycle challenge.

A Budleigh estate agent is celebrating after completing a marathon charity cycle challenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33
Bystock pond. By Geoff Martin

Bystock Pools beauty spot is on the cusp of being safeguarded for future generations, after a wildlife charity raised the £50,000 needed to buy the site.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:12

Fire crews were called out yesterday evening (Thursday) to a gorse fire at Orcombe Point.

Read more
Thu, 14:23
Wooden doctor desk with copy space

Long-term sick leave for depression, personal stress and fatigue contributed to an increase in staff absence at East Devon District Council (EDDC) last year, new figures have revealed.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder