The Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team is a local network of volunteers dedicated to raising funds for the RNLI, through events such as flag days, coffee mornings, open days and many more.
The committee, lead by Chair, Des White meets approximately 10 times a year, on a weekday evening at the boathouse on Queens Drive. The AGM is held at the Exe Sailing Club in April or May each year and is open to members of the public.
The team helped raise over £150,000 with the help of public support during an appeal towards a proportion of the cost of the Shannon launch and recovery system in 18 months, between 2012-2014.
In December 2020, Chair Des White writes:
‘The RNLI is totally dependent on legacies, donations and fundraising activities to allow it to carry out its lifesaving work; 365 days/year, 24 hours/day.
In Exmouth we have a dedicated team of over 20 volunteers involved in fundraising and in 2018 we raised just under £39,000 in total.
We ran a total of 16 fundraising events; ranging from coffee mornings to carol services. The highlight of the year was the ‘Fish & Chip’ Ball, organised by our specialised Events Team, which raised an amazing £10,000 for our station.
But it’s not just the large sums that are important. Thanks to the generosity of local people we collected just under £5,700 from 12 street and supermarket collections and just over £15,400 from our 150+ collection boxes; located in various premises around Exmouth.
Finally, our team of three Community Presenters delivered 11 talks on the RNLI and water safety at which the attendees kindly donated just under £1,000. If you would like a talk for your club, society or workplace, please email firstname.lastname@example.org‘
You can get in touch with the Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team by emailing email@example.com. You can hear all the latest news by following their social media accounts (Exmouth RNLI Fundraising & Shop) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Coronavirus health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service, both locally and nationally. Yet we have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives.
We still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch our lifeboats. And the lifeboat station and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired.
With your support, we’ll always be ready, right now and in the future – your generosity helps fund everything we need to save lives at sea, and we need your support now more than ever. To find out how you can help us by making a donation at this difficult time, please click here.
RNLI shops across the UK and Ireland, including ours here in Exmouth are closed but you can still shop safely at our online RNLI shop by clicking here.