Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week raises £30,000

PUBLISHED: 07:03 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 13 September 2017

The bathtub race - one of Lyme Lifeboat Week's most popular events. Picture: JONATHAN SMITH

The bathtub race - one of Lyme Lifeboat Week's most popular events. Picture: JONATHAN SMITH

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RNLI team is delighted with the generous donations towards its life-saving work

Lifeboat week in Lyme Regis this year raised £30,000 for the RNLI charity, the organisers have announced.

Treasurer Brian Cursley revealed the figure at a meeting of the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild last night’s (Wednesday September 6)

It was the first meeting of the organising committee since the week’s events, and Mr Cursley said: ”The total raised simply underlines a very successful week.”

The top five donation-earning events were the water or wine stall, the glossy programme of the week’s events, the lucky dip, breakfast baps and the duck race.

Guild chairman Irene Roper said: ”It’s an astonishing result to raise £30,000 this year despite the rain.

“Once again, it demonstrates the generosity of visitors and residents alike, local traders and, of course, the hard work of all our volunteers.

“Our local media also played an important role in publicising the week extensively.

“The money raised is a significant contribution to the life-saving work of our RNLI volunteers.”

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