Event Information

RNLI Salcombe and Kingsbridge Fundraisers welcomed members of the Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club this week, for a tour of the Salcombe Lifeboat station. KEBC members were following up on an invitation extended to them, during a recent talk given by members of the lifeboat crew, at the club’s headquarters.
If you would like to join the RNLI Salcombe and Kingsbridge Fundraising Crew, and help us celebrate our 200th anniversary next year, contact our Chairperson Philip Philip_Ward@rnli.org.uk
The London Welsh Male Voice Choir toured to Salcombe in support of Salcombe RNLI Lifeboats giving a formal concert in Holy Trinity Church on Friday evening attended by nearly 200. Following this they entertained the locals with pint in hand at the Kings Arms.
On Saturday night they gathered at the Barn at South Milton for a relaxed evening of Song and Food. Attended by 120 guests the evening culminated with some wonderful community singing of classic traditional and popular songs. There was a specially written performance of ‘Crossing the Bar’ by the Choir.
A wonderful, fun, happy fundraising weekend for all the volunteers who worked to make it happen.
RNLI would like to place on their record thanks to the many sponsors who supported both evenings.
During a visit to Salcombe recently, students from Niagara University U.S.A. gave two performances of their version of ‘Shakespeare’s As You Like It with Song.’
The events organised by the ‘The Live Literature Performance Company’ took place at Cross Gardens with the amazing Salcombe Harbour as a backdrop. With some fifty people attending each performance the students raised more than £500 in aid of RNLI Salcombe Lifeboats.
In closing, Philip Ward, Chairman of the Salcombe & Kingsbridge Fundraising team thanked the company Director, Valerie Doulton, and students for two enjoyable evenings.


We all think our Grandparents are special and amazing, and this is especially so for Salcombe RNLI volunteer crew member Jeff Gillard whose Grandma Elaine Gray, is about to take on a challenge specifically to raise funds for Salcombe Lifeboats.
In recent years Elaine has completed many fund-raising events and on 30 October she will once again set off on her next adventure she will paddling her Kayak from Customs Quay Salcombe to North Sands Salcombe.
Did we mention what makes this even more amazing – Elaine is doing this on her 100-birthday weekend – amazing indeed.
Elaine will set off, weather permitting, at 10:30am, why not come along to see her off then make your way to South Sands to congratulate her on a wonderful achievement.
You can support Elaines challenge by visiting her JustGiving page ……
An Amazing Lady



SPONSORED WALK – Sunday March 26th 2023

We are looking for Team Leaders to get together a team of walkers.

There are 6 stages to the walk, of approximately 3-4 miles each. You choose your distance, register your team, log on to the Just Giving page with your team’s name and start raising sponsorship for Salcombe RNLI lifeboats.

Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. Our Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.

Every day the RNLI rescues 24 people, 1 person every single hour is saved by the RNLI. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but we’re more than a rescue service. We influence, supervise and educate people too. Our Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast.

We need your support now more than ever, as a charity we are solely reliant on the generosity of the public to help us fund lifesaving launches. We are still recovering from the pandemic and need your help to ensure we can be there to save even more lives.

We will be having an après walk gathering from 4pm, details to follow.

For further details and to register your team, please contact us on:


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