RNLI launch and recovery cash success

PUBLISHED: 15:31 02 May 2014

Exmouth's new Shannon class lifeboat the R and J Welburn

Exmouth's new Shannon class lifeboat the R and J Welburn

ANDREW.H.EELES@GMAIL.COM

Exmouth RNLI volunteers announce fundraising appeal success

Volunteers at Exmouth RNLI are ‘overjoyed’ at reaching their fundraising target of £150,000 towards the new Shannon launch and recovery system - just in time for the arrival of their new Shannon class lifeboat next week (Friday May 9).

The appeal was launched towards the end of 2012 and is contributing towards the total cost of the station’s new vehicle, designed in conjunction with local Devon company, Supacat.

The state-of-the-art tractor and carriage system arrived at Exmouth lifeboat station at the end of March and shore crew volunteers have been familiarising themselves with the new features.

Over the 18-month appeal, funds have consisted of donations, sponsorships by individual fundraising efforts and events run by the Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team.

The RNLI said the appeal has been ‘strongly supported’ by the community, visitors, other branches, businesses, schools and the local media.

The fundraising team continue to raise money to cover running costs at the lifeboat station and are already planning events for the remainder of the year.

Don Hodgkinson, chair of the Exmouth lifeboat fundraising team, said: “We’d like to thank all our loyal supporters and local branches for helping us reach our target. “We’re especially pleased to share our good news with everyone, as our new lifeboat arrives on 9 May.”

Other News Stories

18:00

Don’t miss this week’s gallery of readers’ photos.

Join in at iwitness24.co.uk and send us your East Devon pictures.

Read more

Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Read more
Yesterday, 12:11

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

Exmouth Town Council will be temporarily closed from January 29-30 while office equipment and phones are moved to its new home.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.

Read more
Thu, 12:00

“We are going to find it very hard to balance our books without changing things significantly. We need teachers, but all the other things schools do – all the things that are not our statutory responsibility – we are looking at cutting. We are talking about the life chances of children being damaged,” said Exmouth’s Exeter Road head teacher Paul Gosling.

Read more
Thu, 11:04

There’s good news for Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel pub, which has been closed since last October.

Read more
Thu, 08:45

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

Read more
Wed, 16:28

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

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


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications