Lyme Regis RNLI crew donate hamper to food bank
An anonymous gift of a hamper to the RNLI in Lyme Regis has been donated by the lifeboat crew to the town's food bank.
Mr. Marks said:'Lyme Regis lifeboat is very fortunate to have generous supporters to whom we are always grateful.
'Recently, a couple who did not want to be named handed in a hamper full of festive food at the lifeboat shop.
'While our crew appreciated this gesture they also recognised that there were many people who would benefit from these items and who do not enjoy the level of support that we do.
'We therefore decided to donate the hamper to the food bank, and we thought it appropriate that one deserving charity such as ours should support another very worthwhile enterprise, particularly at Christmas.'
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.