A reception held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place on the House of Commons Terrace, Westminster on 10 June 2019. The event, hosted by Chairman of the APPGAA Robert Courts MP, gave members of both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to meet with representatives from air ambulance charities and ambulance services.
Photograph : 1. Mini_Club_16_6_19_C : Eve Fossey, Chair of the Jurassic Coast Mini Club presents a cheque to Simon Davidson, Chair of the Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Management Group
Photograph credited Pat Atkinson, Exmouth RNLI
A group of car enthusiasts who, over the last decade, have raised more than £9,000 for Exmouth RNLI, have donated yet more vital funds for the local volunteers who save lives at sea.
Photos: PR020619 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II towing small yacht to safety in the river Exe. (Credit: Jude Latta on board Stuart Line Cruises)
Both Exmouth lifeboats were called out over the weekend of 1 and 2 June, both to assist yachts with mechanical difficulties. All three casualties were wearing lifejackets and suitably equipped. None needed casualty care.
Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)
PR300519-1 Exmouth RNLI Community Safety team greet visitors.
PR300519-2 Raffle prize table with volunteers Fiona and Jackie.
PR300519-3 RNLI merchandise table with volunteers Pat and Jill.
PR300519-4 Budleigh Mayor, Caz Sismore-Hunt buys a plant from Exmouth RNLI Chair, Simon Davidson
On 30 May, Exmouth RNLI volunteers ran a successful coffee morning at the Public Hall in Budleigh Salterton. £623.44 was raised in two and a half hours with the RNLI merchandise stall taking an extra £140.05.
At 13.16hr on Thursday 23 May 2019, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat and Station Shore Crew were alerted by UK Coastguard, to a passenger vessel entering Seahouses Harbour. An elderly male passenger on board, had become quite ill, and was suffering chest pains. An ambulance had also been called.
Photograph : L to R – President of the Wilderness Medicine Society, Stefan Hudson with Robin Humphreys, Chairman of the Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee.
Photographs credited Exmouth RNLI / John Thorogood
The Exeter University Students Guild Wilderness Medicine Society recently donated £150 to Exmouth RNLI following an outreach session to learn about water safety.
Photographs : 1. Exmouth RNLI / Tesco ‘Bags of Help’
2: Exmouth RNLI / Tesco Token Collection Point
Photographs credited Exmouth RNLI .
It’s ‘vote while you shop’ time at local Tesco’s and we’re very pleased to announce that Exmouth RNLI is one of the charities that can be supported as part of the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Groundwork initiative, granting funding to thousands of local community projects across the country.
1: Exmouth RNLI Volunteers with Tom and Matt at the start of their trek. Left to right – Bill Lodge, Exmouth RNLI Visits Officer; Sue Benz, Exmouth RNLI Shop Assistant Manager; Tom Taylor, Director Frontline Coffee; Matt Broxton, Director Frontline Coffee; Robin Humphreys, Chair, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee; Ken Clayton, Exmouth RNLI Tour Guide.
2. Frontline Coffee ‘Morning Rescue’
Photographs credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI
8am this morning, Wednesday 15th May, saw the start of an arduous 100 mile trek along the whole of the Jurassic Coast by Tom Taylor and Matt Broxton to raise awareness and funding for the RNLI.
Both are full time Firefighters and Directors of Frontline Coffee, a small batch, roast to order coffee company based in Chard, Somerset that donates 100% of its profits to frontline service charities.
The intrepid walkers set off from the Exmouth Lifeboat Station amply fuelled with bacon sandwiches provided by RNLI volunteers and a welcome cup of their very own coffee that they donated to the station. They aim to complete the journey from Exmouth to Swanage, the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, in just three days, averaging 33 miles a day and finishing each days walk at an RNLI Lifeboat Station, where they will donate a bag of coffee!
They aim to reach Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station today, Weymouth on Thursday and finish at Swanage Lifeboat Station on the evening of Friday 18th May 2019.
Before setting off, Matt said “Every day the RNLI launch their volunteer lifeboat crews to save lives at sea, provide flood rescue services, lifeguards for beaches and much more and the least we can do is walk 100 miles to help raise funds for this amazing organisation. We hope to raise around £500 and thank the volunteers at Exmouth RNLI for their hospitality and encouragement today.”
Robin Humphreys, Chairman of Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee, said “We gave Tom and Matt a good send off from Exmouth and wish them all the very best in their endeavours to raise funds for our charity, with very grateful thanks for their efforts.”
Both walkers have a JustGiving Fundraising page for donations at:
More information can be obtained from their website at :
Our annual Lifeboat Fete was held on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2012 between 10am and 4pm. After a gloomy start, a surprising number of people attended. However, as the rain set in at about 12.30pm as forecast, some of the visitors began to melt away.