Lifeboat shop volunteers enjoy well earned lunch

11:55 12 December 2012

Lyme Regis Lifeboat shop volunteers at their Christmas lunch. Photo by Richard Horobin

Lyme Regis Lifeboat shop volunteers at their Christmas lunch. Photo by Richard Horobin

Archant

Lyme’s tiny RNLI gift shop is the second most successful in the country

Volunteers who have helped the tiny RNLI gift shop at Lyme Regis to become the second most successful in the country celebrated at a Christmas lunch yesterday (Tuesday).

And they heard statistics which illustrated the success story from volunteer shop manager Brian Cursley.

He told them more than 50,000 individual items had been sold during the year, takings had topped £160,000 and 25,000 people had popped into the shop to keep the till busy.

The harbourside shop, next to the lifeboat station at The Cobb, is second only to the RNLI’s operation in Whitby, which also includes a museum.

Mr Cursley thanked almost 40 volunteers for their efforts during the year at the lunch at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Raymond’s Hill.

0 comments

Other News Stories

07:00

Axe Valley Community College and Holyrood School at Chard are to become a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Hundreds are expected to roll up their sleeves again for this year’s Seaton Big Clean.

Read more
Fri, 16:00

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Fri, 11:59

Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?

Read more
Fri, 11:48

Shady Tree lecture will highlight some of the resort’s major events

Read more
Fri, 11:18

Sidmouth protesters among those arguing against ‘draconian’ changes that they say have ‘left retirement plans in tatters’

Read more
Thu, 14:42

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has agreed to increase its share of council tax.

Read more
Thu, 10:10

This year’s theme is Time, Tides and Tectonics,

Read more
Wed, 11:36

FatFace team donates £600 to local RNLI volunteers

Read more
Wed, 11:27

A dinner held in memory of one of Branscombe’s ‘big characters’ has raised £520 for the British Heart Foundation.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications