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Lyme Regis RNLI given good boost by Co-Op customers

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI in Lyme Regis was one of 3 charities chosen by local Co-Op customers to receive support throughout 2023. A total of £1031 was raised for the lifesaving charity.

RNLI/Nick Marks

Co-op Member Pioneer Jacqueline Hughes (third from right) meets Lyme Regis RNLI crew.

Every year Co-Op customers have the opportunity to help local charities through the ‘Supporting your Local Communities’ scheme in which two pence in every pound spent in store is donated to local groups. For 2023 the RNLI, the charity which saves lives at sea, was one of three charities chosen to benefit from the scheme.

On Sunday 19 November the Co-Op's Jacqueline Hughes dropped into Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat station to meet the volunteer crew during their regular training session, and to celebrate the fact that a total of £1031 had been raised by Co-Op customers for Lyme Regis RNLI. Jacqueline said, ‘We are very pleased with how our loyal customers have supported the Lyme Regis RNLI this year as part of our Supporting Local Communities Scheme. The other two charities chosen for 2023 were the B Sharp music charity and the King George V Playing Field in Uplyme.’

Joe Street, volunteer lifeboat crew at Lyme Regis RNLI said, ‘We are very grateful to the Co-op and its customers for raising this impressive amount. Our charity relies on donations such as this to help us provide the 24/7 lifesaving service at Lyme Regis. So far this year we have responded to 52 service calls to go the aid of people in trouble.’


Notes to editors

Phot 1. Co-op Member Pioneer Jacqueline Hughes (third from right) meets Lyme Regis RNLI crew. Joe Street (second from left) is one of 3 female crew at Lyme Regis lifeboat station. Picture credit: Nick Marks

Contact Details Nick Marks, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer Lyme Regis RNLI. Telephone 07568 187582

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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