Salcombe RNLI receives substantial donation from the ‘Manda Slater Memorial Fund’.

The Manda Slater Memorial Fund was set up by Manda’s family following her sudden death in September 2020.

Manda’s sister Sarah said “Our family’s love affair with Salcombe began in 1928, when our grandfather visited for a fishing trip, and it has continued with family holidays ever since. Dad is now 88 and still loves to visit! As a family, we have rarely had a year without a trip to Salcombe in the last 93 years”.

Manda’s daughter Mimi said “Salcombe was one of Mums happiest places. One of her last posts on Facebook, during her final holiday, said simply, ‘it’s perfect’”.

“And you could see the contentment on her face in a photo taken at the time, shortly before she was taken ill”, added daughter, Abbie.

Last week members of Manda’s family visited Salcombe RNLI Station and presented a cheque in the amount of £3,000 on behalf of the Manda Slater Memorial Fund, to Lifeboat Operations Manager Andrew Arthur.

Andrew thanked the family for the kind donation and said, “We are truly grateful to Manda’s family for this wonderful donation, which will help Salcombe Lifeboats continue its goal of “Saving Lives at Sea”.


Could you Volunteer for the RNLI?


Do you have time to spare to help the Fundraising Crew at Salcombe Lifeboats?

We’re always looking for new people to join our vibrant and friendly team.

For more information please contact Mr. Roger Bryant (details below)  and discover so much more about volunteering with the Fundraising Crew……..


For more information please get in touch:


Telephone: 07552 724204


Mayday Mile and a family’s walk for Salcombe RNLI

Parents, daughter, and granddaughters took on the Mayday Mile challenge to raise funds for RNLI Salcombe recently and in doing so raised an amazing £60.

Upon completion of the walk there was a ‘prize giving’ of lifeboat medals and chocolate, to mark their achievement.

The Coxswain and crew send their thanks and hope that in the not too distant future you may be able to visit our station in Salcombe on one of its open days.

Pictured below left to right, are Suzi, Ayda and Ezel with their awards.

Salcombe Co-op shows its support for Salcombe Lifeboats.

During what has been a difficult time for charities and businesses alike, Salcombe Co-op and its employees were enthusiastic in raising funds in support of Salcombe Lifeboats.

Team leader Tracy Darch, whose son is a crew member at RNLI Dartmouth, organised a staff raffle for a hamper of goodies and raised £105.  A further £200 was donated from the Co-op Corporate Giving programme, which supports local charities.

Andrew Arthur, Lifeboat Operation Manager for Salcombe RNLI, said “I would like to thank both the staff and management of the Co-op in Salcombe for their support”.

Pictured – Louise Hawkins, Co-op Manager, Andrew Arthur, Lifeboat Operations Manager & Simon Linsley, Chairman of the Salcombe RNLI Fundraising Crew.


Isabella’s thought for others!

The Coxswain and crew of the Salcombe Lifeboats would like to send a big thank you to six-year-old Isabella Multon from Pangbourne.

During a recent holiday stay in Salcombe Isabella spent a weekend drawing a selection of pictures and then selling them on the quay side. In doing so her efforts raised more than £27 which she then donated to the Salcombe Lifeboats!

Amazing effort Isabella, thank you and when you are next in Salcombe and rules permit please call into the lifeboat shop/museum and introduce yourself, there will be a warm welcome for you.

Salcombe RNLI Fundraisers AGM 2021




Salcombe Lifeboats Fundraising Crew 2021 AGM

The Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraisers AGM will be an abbreviated version of the usual meeting, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 29th April at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please follow the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 871 7003 1108

Passcode: 561973


Let’s have one more BIG push!

RNLI Bounce Back Fundraising Walk

25th October 2020

Help us please with one more BIG push!

• The ‘just giving’ page is open, and donations have started to arrive. The details are on the Salcombe RNLI website and below. Please encourage all contacts, friends & family to donate. Every pound helps in these difficult times.…/salcombe-lifeboat-bouncebackwa…

Salcombe RNLI ‘Bounce Back’ Fundraising Walk

RNLI ‘Bounce Back’ Fundraising Walk

Sunday October 25th 2020.


Leg 1. Bantham car park to South Milton car park. 2.5 miles

Leg 2. South Milton car park to Bolberry car park. 3.5 miles

Leg 3. Bolberry car park to Overbecks car park. 4.0 miles

Leg 4.Overbecks car park via ferry to Gara Rock. 3.5 miles

Leg 5.Gara Rock to Prawle Point car park. 2.75 miles

Leg 6. Prawle Point car park to Start Point car park. 4.0 miles

Total Distance                                                 20 – 21 miles

All distances are approximate and do not allow for the terrain.

We are looking for at least 20 Team leaders to organise max 4 walkers per team. Choose how many of the 6 stages your team will walk and importantly raise sponsorship for Salcombe RNLI.

You must start your walk from your chosen start point between 09.00 hrs – 11.00 hrs. All teams must check in at the start of their walk with the marshal and check out when finished.

The RNLI have arranged a reception at The Fortescue Inn for all walkers, marshals and any RNLI supporters who wish to attend between the hours of 16.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs on the evening of the walk Sunday 25th October 2020.

You will be able to buy drinks over the bar, pizzas and burgers will be available free of charge although we will have a donations collection available on the evening. The reception will be outside under cover in the beer garden so we can maintain social distancing.…/salcombe-lifeboat-bouncebackwalk2020

For further information, please email Richard Pullan at



Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraising Crew

These are difficult times for everyone at the moment and we are all facing significant challenges; Salcombe Lifeboats are no different. The Lifeguards are back on the beaches and throughout the “Lockdown period” our Lifeboats have maintained a constant cover thanks to our amazing crew and they will need your support so much more in the future to ensure the Salcombe Lifeboats continue to fulfil their mission, to Save Lives at Sea.

Whilst we have cancelled or postponed our planned fundraising events this year, we are still trying to raise some money as the pandemic has left a big hole in the RNLI’s finances as our costs have remained pretty much the same.

We are starting to plan events we can carry out within the Government’s guidelines, such as a sponsored walk from Bantham to Start Point over a series of legs ranging from 2 to 4 miles each. The provisional date is the 25th October and will involve teams of 4+ with each team raising sponsorship. We will put more details on our Website and Social Media as they are available.

The boys football club in South Brent are also doing a sponsored walk and have kindly offered to do so in support of Salcombe Lifeboats. We will also put their details and links on our web site.

Since our RNLI Shop in Salcombe is currently closed, you can still shop safely online. In these difficult times, your support means more than ever. Shop now at and use code SALCOMBE for free delivery. Please see for the terms of this promotion.


RNLI Salcombe Shop Closed Due to COVID-19

Our RNLI Shop in Salcombe is currently closed but you can still shop safely online. In these difficult times, your support means more than ever.

Shop now at and use code SALCOMBE for free delivery. Please see for the terms of this promotion.