Lyme Lifeboat week takings top £22,000

PUBLISHED: 06:59 10 August 2015

Perfect weather fo the lifeboat week duck race at Lyme Regis

Perfect weather fo the lifeboat week duck race at Lyme Regis

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RNLI team are buoyed by the results despite the cancellation of the The Red Arrows and RAF Falcons parachute display team

Despite some very dodgy weather and the cancellation of some top crowd-pulling attractions donations during Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis have beaten all expectations.

By the end of last week delighted organisers, the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, announced that the figure stood at £22,000 with more money still to be received.

Chairman Irene Roper told The Midweek Herald: “This is just amazing and is a huge tribute to all our volunteers and, of course, to the wonderful generosity of those who gave to our life-saving charity during a week of very unpredictable weather.”

The Guild had set a target of £30,000 with a full programme of events. But neither the RAF Red Arrows nor the RAF Falcons parachute display team could take part because of the overcast conditions and organsiers feared takings would be seriously down,

“These two events are undoubtedly highlights of the week, but without them we have still managed to raise more than we could have hoped,” said Mrs Roper

“Now we start planning for next year, and we will always welcome extra help, so anyone who would like to join us on the committee is invited to contact me on irenelroper@googlemail.com

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