RNLI shop raises £48,000 this year despite COVID closure

rnli shopTHE generosity of the public and the hard work of volunteers have resulted in a successful spell in difficult times for the RNLI’s tiny shop in Lyme Regis.

The lifesaving charity’s shop will have to closer tomorrow (Thursday) due to new lockdown restrictions, but volunteer manager Krys Lavery said: “We have had two months of wonderful support from the public, and in October alone we raised £21,966, a 33.31% improvement on October last year.

“From January to October we raised £48,230 which is wonderful.”

In a message to the volunteers who run the shop next to the lifeboat station, Mrs Lavery added: “Thank you to everyone for your continued help and enthusiasm in helping to keep our lovely little shop open in difficult times.”

The volunteer crew of the RNLI’s lifeboat in Lyme Regis are to feature for the third time on the BBC TV series ‘Saving Lives at Sea’ later this month.

The scheduled episode on November 17 includes the rescue of a woman and her two dogs trapped on cliffs. It is due to be transmitted at 8pm on BBC2.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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