Volunteers fly their flags for Exmouth RNLI
By RNLI_Exmouth | Monday, August 12, 2013, 16:46
Hardworking Flag Day volunteers turned out on Budleigh Salterton High Street with their bucket and boxes on Saturday 10 August. The total amount collected was £334.36.
Budleigh Salterton Flag Day volunteers (pictured left to right: David Lemon, Rosemary Williams, Mary Payne and Bruce de Saram) Credit: RNLI/Emma Tarling.
Throughout the day, eight loyal volunteers gave their time to raise money towards the launch and recovery vehicle needed for Exmouth RNLI's new lifeboat.
Leading the team for the first time was Rosemary Williams, who also volunteers in the RNLI shop. She was joined by Bruce de Saram who has taken over the Budleigh Co-ordinator's role on the Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team. Bruce will be organising the annual coffee morning in the town's Public Hall, which will be held on 23 November this year.
• We're experiencing a decline in the number of volunteers giving their time to collect on Flag Days in both Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Also later in the year, outside Tesco on Salterton Road. If you can spare an hour or two to make the work lighter for those who regularly volunteer, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
• On Friday 9 August, he heard that we have broken the halfway mark of our appeal. To date, we now have £77,000 out of the £150,000 needed to contribute to the launch and recovery vehicle for our new Shannon-class lifeboat, due at Exmouth RNLI in early 2014.