God bless your Majesty; may you rest in peace and rise in glory.
With the greatest of respect from all at Salcombe RNLI.

The two teams that are Salcombe RNLI Lifeboats, Operations Crew and Fundraisers Crew , came together on Friday evening on the terrace of Salcombe Yacht Club for a BBQ. The late summer evening and the backdrop of the Salcombe estuary made for an evening of catching up with both old friends and new after two years of Pandemic interruptions.

A big thank you to the management and staff of Salcombe Yacht Club for making it such an enjoyable evening.

RNLI Salcombe Fundraising Crew are pleased to announce Mr. Jon Morgan has accepted the role of Chairperson.

After many years of visiting Salcombe Jon is now a full-time resident. At a recent and extremely well attended Kick Start meeting (including RNLI CEO Mark Dowie), Jon said, “I am keen to push ahead the many activities cut short by the Pandemic and more. The Lifeboat is an integral part of our town, crewed by locals from all walks of life and it is incumbent on us all to support them in their quest to Save Lives at Sea.”

As with many other charities the Fundraising Crew urgently need supporters to help promote and join in the activities we have planned for this coming year during both summer and winter periods.

Members of our Fundraising Crew meet for a coffee every Wednesday at the Fortescue Inn, Salcombe (10:30 a.m.), please feel free to come chat with us, maybe you have ideas you would like to share with us and hopefully help us to help others.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at


Situated alongside Salcombe’s original lifeboat station at South Sands, the South Sands Hotel is proud to continue supporting Salcombe RNLI through a new partnership. Past support has included a very successful charity dinner held in November 2018 in celebration of Salcombe Lifeboat Station’s 150th anniversary and they are now launching a longer-term working partnership.

Guests at the hotel, visitors and staff all enjoy a wide range of marine activities which, without the support of the local RNLI team, would not be as safe to undertake. The aim of this new partnership will not only be to raise money for the RNLI but will also raise awareness of key safety issues; for example, the danger of ‘cold water shock’, that many of us may not be aware of until too late.

More people are taking to the water for their holiday, swapping their usual holiday abroad for a beach, boat, and seaside holiday in our own tropical Salcombe climate. Many are trying activities for the first time, creating a pressing need for safety education and advice, all of which is readily available thanks to the local presence of Salcombe RNLI, and its constant readiness to save lives at sea.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Andrew Arthur said, “A huge thank you goes to the South Sands Hotel for their support, which will go a very long way in helping everyone to stay safe, spread the word and ensure that we can continue our vital role”.




Freya Pearce, General Manager, South Sands Hotel with Mr Mark Dowie, RNLI Chief Executive.

South Sands Employees, wearing RNLI supportive uniforms.


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”.

Salcombe RNLI Fundraising crew announce a French themed Lunch at Port Waterhouse on September 17th. French Chef, French music, and French wine! Silent auction for beautiful Salcombe painting kindly donated by Greg Ramsden.

A Lunch not to be missed, so book early.

A copy of the Menu can be obtained from repullan@aol.com


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:

Email: roger.bryant2012@gmail.com

Telephone: 07552 724204


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.

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.