Lyme lifeboat couple need more help to stay afloat

PUBLISHED: 15:45 05 August 2011

Lyme RNLI collector Gilbert Hancock has been filling his bucket with donations for many years. More like him are needed.

Lyme RNLI collector Gilbert Hancock has been filling his bucket with donations for many years. More like him are needed.

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Cash-counting duo say more collectors will be needed for next year’s RNLI week

A HUSBAND and wife team who spent the whole of Lyme Regis lifeboat week counting donations say more volunteer collectors will be needed next time.

Gwyneth and Denis Barker worked tirelessly for eight days – and nights – totting up what could well be a record total.

Most of the cash was brought to them in buckets, filled by generous visitors and locals.

said Gwyneth: “We had 50 collectors but we already know that some will not be available next year and we need another 20 helpers.

“All our collectors did a great job. One collected £400 in her bucket during the short period the Red Arrows were performing.

“One man from the Midlands was on holiday but volunteered to carry a bucket and collected £150.”

Gwyneth and her husband have been counting donations for three years.

“But already we need to think about next year and we badly need some extra collectors,” she added.

Anyone who would like to help is asked to ring 01297 445417.


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