Lyme Lifeboat Week on course to raise £20,000

Kris West of Kilmington was the adult winner of The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off and
Charlotte Hunt,

Kris West of Kilmington was the adult winner of The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off and Charlotte Hunt, aged 11, from Salisbury won the children's prize. - Credit: Archant

Organisers delighted with support for this year’s event despite a soggy start and end

Debra Stephenson opens Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

Debra Stephenson opens Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week - Credit: Archant

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.

Irene Roper, retiring chairman of the RNLI Guild with lifeboat station boss Nick Marks. Picture: RIC

Irene Roper, retiring chairman of the RNLI Guild with lifeboat station boss Nick Marks. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant


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“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.

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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.

The lifeboat week bathtub race winners.

The lifeboat week bathtub race winners. - Credit: Archant

Lyme Mayor Michaela Ellis meeting the Red Devils.

Lyme Mayor Michaela Ellis meeting the Red Devils. - Credit: Archant

Red Devils drop in to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week. Picture Barry Phillips.

Red Devils drop in to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week. Picture Barry Phillips. - Credit: Archant

Lifeboat week swimming race winners pictured with RNLI guild chairman Irene Roper (centre) are (l t

Lifeboat week swimming race winners pictured with RNLI guild chairman Irene Roper (centre) are (l to r)t adult female, Samantha Rose; junior female, Millie Downes,13, , junior boy Jimmy Brett, 13, adult male Malcolm Greenslade. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

The start of the bathtub race at Lyme Lifeboat Week. Picture: JONATHAN SMITH

The start of the bathtub race at Lyme Lifeboat Week. Picture: JONATHAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

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