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

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

Carol Gilson wth her Points of Light certificate from Prime Minister David Cameron. Ref shs 21-16AW 7965. Picture: Alex Walton

The Orchard Way resident is the founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme.

Read more
17:30
Year four children at Honiton Primary created a sailing boat with coins they collected for the UNICEF Day of Change this week. Ref mhh 20-16SH 4841. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pupils supported UNICEF UK’s Day for Change campaign.

Read more
Powderham Castle

Police are urging festival goers to make personal safety a number one priority ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Read more
18:31
Sidmouth Steppers at Powderham Castle. Picutre: Kyle Baker.

Sidmouth Steppers were made very welcome recently at Powderham Castle, where they danced in the courtyard under blue skies and against a fantastic backdrop.

Read more
Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police searching for a missing man with Sidmouth connections have found two bodies in an area of Petitor Woods in Torquay.

Read more
06:59
Herbert Palfrey celebrates his 100th birthday at Seaton Hospital

Patients join the party to mark Herbert Palfrey’s special day

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
Election 2015

The date for the referendum for whether Britain stays in the European Union is Thursday, June 23.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:46
Colyton Grammar School Ten Tors 55mile team B

Students praised for their dedication in tackling this year’s tough Dartmoor walking challenge

Read more
Yesterday, 07:54
Rob Gibson (left) and  Paul Hawkins on the Isle of Wight

Pair complete the Isle of Wight 106km race in less than 20 hours

Read more
Mon, 18:31
Dr Simon Singh MBE

The organisers of Sidmouth Science Festival are delighted to announce that a celebrated science communicator will be joining this year’s event.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°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