Exmouth RNLI fireworks display cancellation

Lifeboats News Release

The Exmouth RNLI Events Team have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years annual Fireworks display due to take place at the Exmouth Rugby Club & Recreation Ground on 5th November 2020.

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Fireworks around the lifeboat

Last year’s display was the first to be organised by the Exmouth lifesaving charity to raise funds for it’s volunteers to continue their important work. It was met with amazing support from the community, and generated £12,834 for the popular cause.

Announcing the cancellation, Louise Hockings-Thompson, Chair of the Exmouth RNLI Events Team said, “With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and imposed restrictions on large outdoor gatherings we are, regrettably, unable to safely host the 2020 event. We have to put the safety of the public, our supporters and volunteers to the fore and, whilst it is very sad news that we won’t be hosting the RNLI firework display this year, we are even more determined to return with a bigger and better experience in 2021. We look forward to our loyal supporters and members of the local community joining us for that celebration.”

The Coronavirus restrictions have had a huge impact on the RNLI’s ability to fundraise, both nationally and locally, with all of our regular annual fundraising events being cancelled and we are looking for additional public support now more than ever to keep our lifeboats launching, our beaches safeguarded and to carry on with our RNLI volunteers continued quest to save lives at sea.

You can find out more about the ways in which we’ve adapted to this crisis and how you can still help us to raise important funds by visiting our national RNLI website at www.rnli.org


Direct donations to our charity may be made online by visiting this link :

https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate/pay-in-your-fundraising-money

Local supporters can keep up to date with all of our upcoming online fundraising initiatives as they happen by visiting our Facebook page at :

https://www.facebook.com/ExmouthRNLIShopFundraising

For more information please contact:

John Thorogood, Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

t: 07946 466465

e: press@exmouthlifeboat.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789


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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.

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