The RNLI officially opens Plymouth’s newest shop in the oldest store on the Barbican

Plymouth’s RNLI were on hand to open the Barbican’s newest shop, Flapjackery, which has taken over the famous Yarmouth Stores on Southside Street, selling delicious handmade flapjacks, and other sweet treats.

Flapjackery, which is based at Tavistock, will fund raise for the RNLI from its Plymouth shop.

Coxwain Simon Jeffery officially opened the shop, cutting the ribbon for...

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday season

Research shows that 75% of Brits are expecting to visit a UK beach or the coast between April and September 2021. And, the South West is set to be the most visited UK region for staycations this year, a new study has revealed, with one in seven (14%) of UK holidaymakers planning to visit the South West.

The majority (60%) of those questioned stated that it is the South West’s beaches...

RNLI lifeguards to provide Easter cover on Exmouth beach

RNLI lifeguards to provide Easter patrols on Exmouth beach

On the request of East Devon District Council, for the first time this year, the RNLI will provide lifeguard cover on Exmouth beach over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April).

The lifesaving charity has been working with partners behind the scenes through the challenges of lockdown, to recruit, train and prepare their lifeguards for what is expected to be...

Hoburne Devon Bay raises thousands for RNLI

Hoburne Devon Bay in Paignton has presented the RNLI with a cheque for more than £10,000.

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay chose the RNLI as its nominated charity for 2019 and initially pledged to raise £5,000.

Throughout last year, employees, holiday homeowners and holidaymakers staying at the Devon-based park all helped to raise thousands with numerous fundraisers and charity...

Respect the Water: Coastal deaths hit five-year high

The RNLI is warning people to Respect The Water as coastal deaths hit a five-year high.

168 people lost their lives at UK coasts in 2015, the highest figure for five years, according to coastal fatality figures1 released today by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The RNLI’s UK lifeboat crews and lifeguards also saved 385 lives2 last year in near-fatal incidents...

Plymouth lifeboat's annual open day

This Sunday, 3 August, at 11am, the RNLI Plymouth lifeboats will be holding their annual open day at the Prince William Yard in Stonehouse.

Both of the Plymouth lifeboats will be on show.

The inshore lifeboat, a Atlantic75 called Millennium Forester, and the all-weather boat a Severn class lifeboat named Sybil Mullen Glover, will be afloat in the Royal William Yard marina....

Plymouth lifeboats among the busiest as RNLI sees 24% rise in summer incidents

Prolonged sunshine and the hottest summer for seven years (according to the Met Office) kept RNLI teams across the south west busy this summer.

Provisional statistics released by the charity for the period June, July and August show a 24% increase in incidents for RNLI lifeguards, and lifeboat crews attending 652 rescues.

RNLI lifeguards dealt with 10,615 incidents across the...

‘Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire’ charity event!

Staff at a Plymouth secondary school got a rare chance to step in to a fire fighter’s boots for the night after winning a drill evening at a recent fundraising event.

As part of The Fire Fighters Charity 70th Anniversary celebrations, a charity May Ball was held in Saltash to raise funds for the RNLI and the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity, Sunflowers.

Two Stoke Damerel...