Salcombe RNLI launch their celebrations for their 150th anniversary year
80 friends of Salcombe RNLI were treated to a fantastic dinner last night (8 November) courtesy of the very generous South Sands Hotel.
The main aim of the dinner was to bring together supporters at the start of the 150th anniversary year, feed and water them well and hopefully gather some much needed funds for Salcombe RNLI. Due entirely to the commitment and support of our generous prize and other donors, this mission was well and truly accomplished and we raised a substantial sum on the night. Thanks to all our sponsors and guests.
Mark Dowie, Salcombe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager says;
'A huge thank you to all our sponsors whose generosity and support really helped make the night a success. I would encourage people to support these businesses when you shop, eat, book a stay or sell your house.
Thanks also to our wonderful guests who dug deep into their pockets and helped raise a tremendous amount. It was great to get everyone together for what was a really fun evening.'
The South Sands Hotel, Luscombe May, Prue Leith,The Salcombe Distilling Company, Salcombe Brewery, Steevenson Wines, The Private Cellar, The Milbrook Inn (Southpool), Glebe House B&B (Southpool), Helly Hansen, Beatrice Jenkins Scarves, Bibendum Wines, Celtic Fish & Game, Brixham Shellfish, Cornish Farm Produce, Forest Produce, and Salcombe Dairy.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.