Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Lifeboat appeal sails past target

15:45 02 April 2012

Retired Millfield School English teacher Dick Ransley presents a cheque for £409 to the crew of the Lyme Regis lifeboat. Two of the newest  recruits  Peter Cable, 17, (left) and Tom Crabbe,19, are pictured aboard with long-serving crew member Jon Broome. Photo by Richard Horobin

Retired Millfield School English teacher Dick Ransley presents a cheque for £409 to the crew of the Lyme Regis lifeboat. Two of the newest recruits Peter Cable, 17, (left) and Tom Crabbe,19, are pictured aboard with long-serving crew member Jon Broome. Photo by Richard Horobin

Archant

RNLI team at Lyme Regis collect hundreds more than the £3,500 needed to buy new lifejackets for the crew

AN appeal to buy new lifejackets for the RNLI crew at Lyme Regis has sailed past its target.

Officials say they have received several hundred pounds more than the £3,500 they set out to raise.

And last weekend the fund was boosted by a further £1,500, thanks to donations at Seaton and Axmouth.

Lifeboat treasurer John Dover said: ”Organisations and individuals really took our appeal to heart and we soon reached the target.

“For example, one man just handed us a £20 note as he walked along the Cobb, and at the other end of the scale the Rotary Club donated £700 from the Lyme Lunge over Christmas. A bingo evening raised £800 and the pupils of St Michael’s School donated £115.

“We’ve acknowledged all the donations, of course, but we just have to say a mighty thank you to everyone and to assure them the money will be put to very good use, including training new recruits, at their local lifeboat station.

“The lifejacket appeal was crucial because the safety of our volunteer crew is paramount when they answer emergency calls.”

On Saturday a cheque for £1,000 was presented by the Seaton Sea Anglers, the result of a year-long fund-raising effort.

In recent years the anglers have donated a £5,750 to the RNLI.

Chairman Bernie Rosewarne said: ”The lifeboat volunteers have helped us out in the past, so we feel it only right that we should give them a helping hand.”

Bernie presented the cheque to John Dover at the anglers’ annual award ceremony at Winston’s, Seaton, and at the same time Woodfield Stores proprietors Clare and Chris Williams donated £50.

And on Sunday retired Millfield School teacher Dick Ransley, a member of the Axe Yacht Club, presented a cheque for £409 to the lifeboat crew. Mr Ransley chose the RNLI as his charity during his year as captain of the Millfield School Staff Golf Society, and the money was raised from ‘fines’ imposed on members.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00
The grand interior of Pig at Combe. Photo by Matt Austin.

Following six months of restoration work costing £9million, THE PIG - at Combe officially opened its doors on Monday (July 18). The hotel has recruited 100 staff off the back of two open days held in April.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Kirstie Tancock from Honiton. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 8404-45-13AW

Kirstie Tancock will team up with Beauty Unseen, a new charity, and eight other role models from across the South West ahead of the performance on Saturday, October 1.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:14
Lyme Regis firefighters paddle home to win the lifeboat week bathtub race for a sixth successive time. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

Thrills and spills at popular lifeboat week event which sees one crew abandon ship and swim for shore

Read more
Yesterday, 09:35
The annual Race for Life challenge at Westpoint

The organisers of a Race for Life event held in Exeter at the weekend have hailed the annual challenge a success.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Hospiscare Jolly Jaunt promotion in partnership with the Deer Park Hotel. Ref mhh 25-16AW 1083. Picture: Alex Walton

Walkers who are keen to take part in Hospiscare’s autumn fundraiser still have time to take advantage of the early-bird entry fees.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Fran Vincent receives her raffle prize from chairman Rob Chappel, Picture: Contributed

Axminster Art Society’s annual exhibition, held recently at the Axe Vale Festival, attracted well over 2,000 visitors.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Crime in Honiton recorded throughout the last month has dropped by 20 offences in comparison to figures for the same period last year.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Seaton primary school children were among other local school's who scooped a prize in the school's garden competition organised by Sidmouth Rotary. Ref mha 28-16SH 2064. Picture: Simon Horn.

Green-fingered Seaton pupils have been praised for their gardening skills by visiting judges.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Children in years five and six at St Andrew's primary school in Chardstock have written a letter to County Hall caling for school warning signs to be installed near their school. Ref mha 29-16SH 2364. Picture: Simon Horn.

Children at St Andrew’s Primary School in Chardstock say they do not feel safe walking to school due to a lack of road safety signs near the site.

Read more
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Diamond Back 1.0 winner Mrs Dorward and family are presented with the bike by Ian Bruton of Cyclife (right) and Karin Frewin (left) marketing & events manager for Seaton. Picture: Simon Tutty

A Seaton woman scooped a £350 Diamond Back mountain bike during Seaton Cycle Fest.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications