�540 Sidmouth Lifeboat boost

THE ex-licensee of a popular pub and restaurant handed over more than �500 to Sidmouth Lifeboat.

THE ex-licensee of a popular pub and restaurant handed over more than �500 to Sidmouth Lifeboat.

Generous patrons of the Diggers Rest in Woodbury Salterton helped raise the sterling sum as part of a weekly collection for local causes.

Former owner of the premises, Phil Berryman handed over a �540 haul that was raised in 60 weeks.

Richard Thurlow, lifeboat trustee and fundraiser, said: “We’re amazed and very happy to receive his unexpected donation.”