Local artist, Margot paints buoy for Exmouth lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

Before the evening exercise on 1 November, Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers were presented with a buoy depicting the station’s Shannon and D class lifeboats.

Margot Cornish (centre) with Crew volunteers, Tim Barnes (left) and Harry Griffin (right)

RNLI/Emma Tarling

Artist, Margot Cornish (centre) with her painted buoy

Local artist, Margot Cornish has been involved with the charity that saves lives at sea for around 40 years, with her husband, Keith formerly Chair of Hatfield branch. Margot had cousins who were Crew at Newhaven RNLI and fully appreciates the work of all the station and fundraising volunteers.

Margot has painted similar buoys for Stuart Line Cruises and Sarah Ingram, in memory of her late husband, former local fisherman and Crew volunteer, Geoff.

Margot says:

‘I like to paint and give presents as a gift from my heart, to those who truly deserve it. This is just another way of showing our gratitude to a fantastic cause.’

The buoy will be displayed at the lifeboat station for visitors to appreciate the unique gift.

Notes to Editors


(credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR021117-1 Margot Cornish (centre) with buoy, Crew volunteers Tim Barnes (left) and Harry Griffin (right)

PR021117-1 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II

PR021117-1 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn

For more information please telephone Emma Tarling, Exmouth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07837 810082 or email: emmatarling@ymail.com.

Detail of D class inshore lifeboat, George Bearman II

RNLI/Emma Tarling

Detail of inshore lifeboat, George Bearman II
Detail of all-weather lifeboat, Shannon class RNLB R and J Welburn

RNLI/Emma Tarling

Detail of Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn

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