Brixham Rugby Club kicks off Torbay lifeboat fundraiser

Lifeboats News Release

Six Brixham Rugby Club first team players came aboard RNLI Torbay’s all-weather lifeboat to unveil their new season jersey which will raise money for the lifeboat station this week (Thursday 1 October).

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Brixham Rugby Club first team players modelling the new RNLI Torbay fundraising jersey

The new jerseys feature an image of RNLI’s Torbay’s Severn class lifeboat Alec & Christina Dykes and list all the current lifeboat crew alongside all the station's coxswains since1866. £10 from each home or away jersey sold will go to RNLI Torbay.

RNLI Torbay Coxswain, Mark Criddle OBE said: “Rugby and the lifeboat go hand in hand in Brixham with many of our volunteer crew either playing for the club or coaching at it. We are hugely grateful to Brixham Rugby Club and shirt producers XR3 for coming together to produce this fundraising jersey and for supporting RNLI Torbay in this way.”

The special RNLI Torbay lifeboat jerseys can be purchased from

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RNLI Torbay Coxswain, Mark Criddle OBE (right), with Brixham rugby club first team members

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