Uplyme youngsters help keep lifeboat afloat

Children staged their own back garden sale to raise money for the RNLI

AN UPLYME family’s cunning plan to keep the children out of mischief over the Easter holidays paid dividends for Lyme Regis RNLI.

Raising money for charity was the challenge for twins Rose and Evie Trafford, eight, and 12-year-old brother Max, who live at Venlake.

The children persuaded friends and neighbours to give them items to sell from their back garden and delivered posters and leaflets advertising the event.

Helping to raise money was a guess-the-teddy-bear’s-name competition and a raffle.

And mum, Margaret, baked 150 cakes!

The youngsters chose the lifeboat to benefit from their efforts and on Good Friday they handed over a cheque for �123.09 to Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild treasurer, John Marsden.

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He said: “It was very enterprising of the youngsters. It’s a great example of children being aware of how they can help the community.”