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Clovelly Christmas Lights Switch-on (in aid of Clovelly RNLI Lifeboat)

Lifeboats News Release

The great annual Clovelly Chrismas Lights Switch-On in aid of the RNLI on Sunday 4 December, this year promises once again to deliver a fantastic family evening of Carols, Food, Fireworks and of course the magical Switch-On.

Terry Annis

Entrance to the event is via the Clovelly Visitor Centre. There will be a very reasonable charge of £5 for per car. This all goes to the RNLI and there will be no other entrance fees to the village.

The Proccession of Carols will start at the top of the Clovelly Cobbles at 4pm and meander down to the Harbour where the Carol Service will start at 5pm.

The Beautiful Christmas Lights Switch-On will follow at 6pm and shortly after that the Fireworks will be lit.

(Note: All times after 4pm are approximate).

There will be Christmas Grog, Hog Roast, Hot Dogs and in the Lifbeoat Station Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies for you to enjoy.

Come along and bring your family and friends to what is becoming North Devon's Best Christmas Event!

(Don't forget to wear sturdy cobble friendly shoes!)

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.


The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland