Sidmouth Lifeboat appeals for new shop volunteers

Sidmouth Lifeboat Station on The Esplanade

Sidmouth Lifeboat Station on The Esplanade - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Lifeboat is looking for new volunteers to come forward to help man its gift shop.

The charity is recruiting new helpers to give up to four hours a week at the lifeboat station.

Volunteer Brian Diffey says the lifeboat relies heavily on proceeds from the shop, which is run entirely by volunteers, seven days a week.

It is open from 10am to 4pm in winter and to 5pm in summer.

Roland Westlake, who has been a volunteer for four-and-a-half-years, said: “Our support team is the Sidmouth lifeboat’s public face.


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“Each day they open up, put out the two ‘dummies’ Sid and Alma, that play a vital role in collecting donations from passers-by.

“During the whole day the duty volunteers will welcome and talk to visitors from all over the UK and beyond.

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“Our range of good value gifts is very popular and makes a significant contribution to our funding.”

To volunteer, or for more information, drop into the shop.

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