The sun shone on the ‘Salcombe Gin Beach Touch Rugby’ last Thursday. It may be non-contact, but play was as competitive as ever with as many teams as we’ve ever seen. With razor sharp referees for the afternoon, there was never a call for a VAR decision!

The event raised more than £4,000 for Salcombe Lifeboats, and a special thanks must go out to the supporters of the raffle, and our volunteers.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next August when it will be the RNLI 200th Anniversary and a big year in Salcombe.

RNLI Salcombe and Kingsbridge Fundraisers had a fun day out at the ‘Love Your Park’ event in Kingsbridge last Sunday.

With the team looking to educate and encourage people to join the Fundraising Crew, it was time well spent. Of special interest to many was the information available on water safety, of particular interest at this time of year. Also available and popular was the sale of lottery tickets for the Fundraisers Grand Draw in October.

Thanks to our colleagues, the Lifeguards who loaned us a lifeboat which was a big hit with all the children, and one or two grown-ups!

Congratulations also go to Kingsbridge Town Council and all the volunteers who made it such an enjoyable day.

For further information on how to get involved with the RNLI Fundraising Crew please contact –