Exmouth RNLI boat jumble success
PUBLISHED: 17:40 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:40 15 April 2013
Exmouth RNLI is celebrating raising more than £1,000 when the charity held its annual boat jumble sale.
A boat jumble sale organised by Exmouth RNLI was hailed a ‘huge success’ after it took almost double the amount raised last year.
Crew volunteers from Exmouth RNLI raised £1,006 within three hours at their annual boat and water sport jumble, which took place at the Queen’s Drive boathouse.
A table run by the RNLI, where the public donated items to the charity to sell raised £695. Barbecue and refreshment funds reached £191.
The funds raised at the event will go towards the cost of the launch and recovery vehicle appeal for the new Shannon-class lifeboat, due at Exmouth RNLI in 2014.
Volunteer sea safety officer, Peter Williams ran a free lifejacket clinic, offering advice throughout the morning.
Jumble organiser Roger Jackson, a crew member, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who came to support the event; people who set up their own pitches, volunteers who manned the stalls and all the visitors that passed through our doors. “But the biggest thank you goes to everyone who donated items for the RNLI table, as this is where we made the most money.
“I’m really grateful to the members of the community who made the effort to contact us for collection as this all helps raise money towards our appeal, to help saves lives at sea.”