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RNLI Clovelly Lifeboat Day

Lifeboats News Release

Clovelly Lifeboat Station will be holding their annual Lifeboat Weekend on 4 and 5 August.

Coastguard Helicopter flying over Clovelly 2017

RNLI/Vicky Clarke

Coastguard Helicopter flying over Clovelly 2017

Clovelly Lifeboat Station will be holding their annual Lifeboat Weekend on 4 and 5 August.

The RNLI Volunteer Crew and Fundraising committee will be holding the infamous Sea Swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly on the Saturday morning. Sunday will see a whole host of activities starting early with a Gun Run through the cobbled streets by Hartland ATC. Throughout the day Clovelly Gig Club will be encouraging visitors to have a go at Gig rowing and the Coastguard Helicopter will be flying over about lunchtime. There will be plenty of fun and games to keep you entertained, a BBQ and a raffle.

We are also continuing with the Bake Off that began last year. This is an opportunity for skilled, or maybe just very willing, cake makers to enter a decorated home made cake for judging. The theme this year is Nautical but Nice. To enter, please email vicky_clarke@rnli.org.uk by 8pm Thursday 2 August. Cakes will need to be at the station by 9am on Saturday 5 August. There is no entry fee, but we do request that you donate your cake to be served at the Station Teas during the day. More information can be found on the Clovelly Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

This is a great day for you to meet our volunteers, see the station and find out more about equipment required to help us ‘Save Lives At Sea’.


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For more information please telephone Vicky Clarke, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0781 257 2025 or Vicky_Clarke@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 180 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and 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 140,000 lives.

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Delicious Cakes 2017

RNLI/Vicky Clarke

Delicious Cakes 2017

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland