Lyme Lifeboat Week on course to raise £20,000
PUBLISHED: 12:23 31 July 2017
Organisers delighted with the support for this year's event despite a soggy start and end
Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis came to a soggy end in heavy showers on Saturday - but organisers are confident of a significant boost for RNLI funds.
The Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, whose members plan the week, believe donations to the life-saving charity will be in the region of £20,000.
Only two events – the Friday night fireworks display and the cricket match – had to be called off because of the weather.
Irene Roper, who is retiring as chairman of the guild after five years, said: “Visitors, residents and traders have been very generous as usual. It has been a great team effort. But there have also been some superb individual achievements.
“One classic example is 13-year-old Josh Denning, who raised £473 with his collection bucket and help from his family.”
There were two surprises as the week officially concluded.
Irene Roper was treated to a celebration get-together to mark her retirement.
And Emma Hughes, from Whitchurch Canonicorum, handed over a cheque for £420 raised at her recent 40th birthday party.