Mini-tastic at Exmouth RNLI
A superb 87 Minis left Weymouth at 10.30am for the Classic Jurassic Mini Club’s Mouth 2 Mouth rally en-route to Exmouth lifeboat station. This is the fifth year they have visited the station, and one of the busiest and largest Classic Jurassic events to date.
The sun came out in Exmouth to welcome all 87 Minis, who had travelled from Weymouth along the coast road to Exmouth, the only stop off on the way was The Donkey Sanctuary. The first Minis arrived at Exmouth lifeboat station at 1.30pm and parked on the slipway in front of the all-weather lifeboat hall. The all-wether lifeboat, R and J Welburn and the D class lifeboat, George Bearman were positioned in readiness for a shout at the end of the slipway, as the slipway filled with Minis more parked to the side of the station. Fundraising volunteers sold teas, coffees, cakes and jams to the visitors and public, with crew volunteers on hand to marshall the Minis into place.
The large crowds that gathered to see the Minis, and the Mini drivers and their passengers, were all treated to the upbeat sounds from the Budleigh Salterton Strumming Club with their ukuleles and the lovely sounds of the Renaissance Harmony Chorus. Krispies were very busy selling sausages and burgers and local man Steve Gazzard was giving information and signing people up for organ donation.
The organisers of the Mouth 2 Mouth rally and the fundraising volunteers were bowled over with the response from the public, the Minis left the station at 4pm for their scenic drive back to Weymouth. Amount raised from this event to follow later this year.