Lyme Regis RNLI team aiming for a Lifeboat Week record
Organisers of one of the most popular summer events in Lyme Regis are setting their sights on a fundraising record.
"The supporters group spend much of the year planning Lifeboat Week and we believe we have another terrific programme of activities for all the family."
Back by popular demand are the army's Red Devils parachute display team, along with favourites such as the bathtub race, the crab fishing competition, and the incredibly popular wine or water lucky dip and the second hand book stall.
"All we need now is good weather," said Ken Lavery.
The week will be launched by the recently elected mayor, Cllr. David Sarson at 2pm on July 22nd at the lifeboat station.
After this year's event is over, plans will be made for the 2024 week which will start on July 27th.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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