'Deepest Dorset' helps keep Lyme lifeboat afloat

PUBLISHED: 08:01 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:24 03 May 2019

Deputy launching authority Ken Lavery receiving the £1,000 cheque from joint author Fanny Charles. Picture Richard Horobin

Deputy launching authority Ken Lavery receiving the £1,000 cheque from joint author Fanny Charles. Picture Richard Horobin

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Book authors donate £1,000 to the local RNLI branch

The joint authors of Deepest Dorset, a book which looks at what makes the county special, have donated £1,000 from its sales to the RNLI in Lyme Regis.

Writers Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir have already donated some £40,000 to charities, including the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, the Dorset Community Foundation and the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust following sales of the book.

Fanny Charles, who presented a cheque to Lyme Regis lifeboat's deputy launching authority Ken Lavery, said: “The lifeboat volunteers do a fantastic job and we wanted to be certain our donation went to this particular group of people based in Lyme Regis.”

Deepest Dorset covers wide-ranging subjects including landscape, and literature, food, farming and fossils, architecture, the arts and the oil industry and is published by Deepest Books, price £20. For more information visit www.deepestbooks.co.uk or phone 01963 32525.

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