Success for the Lyme Regis RNLI shop and another TV appearance
The generosity of the public and the hard work of volunteers have resulted in a successful spell in difficult times for the RNLI’s tiny shop in Lyme Regis.
The lifesaving charity’s shop had to close today but volunteer manager Krys Lavery said:
”We have had two months of wonderful support from the public, and in October alone we raised £21,966, a 33.31% improvement on October last year.
“From January to October we raised £48,230 which is wonderful.”
In a message to the volunteers who run the shop next to the lifeboat station, Mrs Lavery said:
”Thank you to everyone for your continued help and enthusiasm in helping to keep our lovely little shop open in difficult times.”
The volunteer crew of the RNLI’s lifeboat in Lyme Regis will feature again in the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. The scheduled episode on November 17 includes the rescue of a woman and her two dogs trapped on cliffs.
The programme is due to be transmitted at 8pm on BBC2.
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.