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Budleigh Lions raise funds for Exmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Budleigh Salterton Lions Club have raised nearly £900 for Exmouth RNLI at the recent Budleigh Christmas Swim.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers receive the cheque from Budleigh Lions Club members.

The Club, whose members have been keen supporters of the local lifesaving charity for many years, presented a cheque to Exmouth RNLI during their meeting at the Dog & Donkey Public House in Knowle on 11 January.

President of the Lions Club, Richard Allen, 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.”

On behalf of Exmouth RNLI, Chair of the Fundraising Team, Des White, 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 £898.31 that will be used for essential training and equipment for the volunteer Exmouth Lifeboat crews.”

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