Budleigh Lions collect over £1,100 for Exmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Budleigh Salterton Lions Club have donated an incredible £1169.59 to Exmouth RNLI following their collection at the Budleigh Salterton Christmas Swim last year.

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Budleigh Salterton 14 01 20 : Members of the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club present Exmouth RNLI with their cheque for £1169.59. Holding cheque, L – R. Budleigh Lions Club Activity Chair, Geoff Paver, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Chair, Robin Humphreys and President of the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, Peter Holmes.

The Club, whose members have been keen supporters of the local lifesaving charity for many years, presented a cheque during their meeting at the Dog & Donkey Public House in Knowle last evening, 14 January.

President of the Lions Club, Peter Holmes, said “It’s been another great pleasure for Budleigh Salterton Lions to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI at our Town’s Christmas Swim and I’d like to thank our members and all those who supported our beach collection and gave so generously to this important local charity. We hope to make this a regular Christmas collection in support of Exmouth RNLI.”

On behalf of Exmouth RNLI, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Robin Humphreys, said ”We would like to express our grateful thanks to the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club. They organised a collection, on behalf of the Exmouth RNLI, at the Budleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim. In total they raised £1,169.59; which will be used for essential training and equipment for the volunteer Exmouth Lifeboat crews.”

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