Lifeboat crew take over the Town Mill

Lyme Regis lifeboat launches during Storm Callum (photo by Richard Austin)

LYME Regis lifeboat crew have taken over the Town Mill’s Courtyard Gallery with a pop-up shop and exhibition.

The gallery walls have been covered with bold images of rescues and information about the RNLI and Lyme Regis lifeboat. Visitors will also be able to buy gifts and souvenirs in aid of the life-saving charity, try of lifeboat kit and meet the crew’s wellie dog mascots, which usually sit outside the RNLI shop on the Cobb.

Volunteers will also be giving out free information on how to stay safe on the beach and in the sea, and there will be a visit from volunteer lifeboat crew members at 1pm today (Thursday, May 16) and on Wednesday 22.

The display and pop-up shop will be open everyday from 11am to 4pm until May 24.

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the UK and Republic of Ireland coasts.

The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. It is  independent of coastguards and the 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 more than 142,700 lives.

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