Supporters £50,000 boost for lifeboats

10:02 18 February 2014

Supporters  of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI on their recent fundraising sponsored walk

Supporters of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI on their recent fundraising sponsored walk

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Members of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI are in buoyant mood after another successful year

Members of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI are in buoyant mood after raising more than £50,000 last year.

The annual general meeting next month will hear that sales from the kiosk in Jubilee Gardens, Beer, totalled £35,012.80 while a further £2,526.20 was added from the stall which was set up at various events in the area. Some £14.595 was also raised from branch events, collections and donations

Secretary Wendy Cummins said they hoped to recruit additional volunteers to man the kiosk for the coming season, from April to October, on a rota basis with full or half days available.

She said there were are also vacancies for relief duty to cover holidays etc and anyone interested is asked to contact our retail sales manager Audrey Tims on 01297 20048 or email timsy13@outlook.com

Mrs Cummins said: “ Audrey will be retiring as retail sales manager in 2015 and her hard work and support has been greatly appreciated by the branch and by the RNLI.

“Audrey would also like to hear from anyone who would like to join our branch and volunteer for this very important part of our fundraising.

“Additional volunteers are also required throughout the year on our committee, to assist at our fund raising events and at those we attend in our area. For further information on our branch of the RNLI and a branch information letter and form please contact Secretary Wendy Cummins on 01297 23040 email wac500@hotmail.co.uk or please come along to the annual meeting which takes place on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm in the Function Room of the Dolphin Hotel, Beer. There will be a guest speaker from Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station. Light refreshments will be available and there will be a raffle.

Meanwhile the first event the branch will attend with its stall is the Grizfest on Saturday, March 8, at Seaton. The following day members, in conjunction with Beer Village Heritage, will be manning the Grizzly Race Drink Station at Beer Head Caravan Site from 9am to 4pm. Volunteers can join at any time to give out water to the runners and cheer them on their way.

Added Mrs Cummins: “Once again we thank everyone in our area for their continuing support and we look forward to a busy and successful 2014.”

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