Lyme RNLI shop takings up a massive �28,000

Tiny lifeboat shop is a big fund raiser

WHEN it comes to helping keep the nation’s lifeboats afloat – the tiny RNLI souvenir shop at Lyme Regis more than pulls its weight.

The Cobb based store has just been named the third best in the country for its turnover.

Last year’s takings were �128,000 - �28,000 up on 2009 when the shop was placed fifth.

This time only RNLI shops in Whitby and Sheringham did better.

Volunteer manager Brian Cursley said: “This is a tremendous result and a tribute to the 40 people who give their time to run the shop every day of the week.

“I think our turnover reflects the sort of year the whole town had, and in the light of the nation’s economy it is quite remarkable.”

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Currently the shop is open for a short time at weekends but will re-open from March 21 from 10-30am to 6pm seven days a week.