VOLUNTEERS from Teignmouth RNLI Fundraising Team had a wonderful May Bank Holiday weekend filled with lots of fundraising activity, from pirates to village fetes and May Day Miles the team have been kept busy.

Stormy Stan has been walking a mile a day through May as part of the RNLI May Day Mile campaign to help raise vital funds for the RNLI.

Walking a mile along Teignmouth Seafront every day at midday Stormy has met some fantastic supporters along the way, so far he has raised over £1,800 with just a couple more days to go he is hoping to reach a goal of £2,000 by the end of May.

This weekend just gone saw the return of the RNLI Beach Lifeguards, a sight Stormy was keen to see. They will be patrolling Teignmouth Seafront for the remainder of the summer season, helping to keep our beach goers safe.

On Monday May, Brian the volunteer visits officer for RNLI Teignmouth along with volunteer crew member Dave, met with pirates from Exeter Pirate Day as they embarked on their voyage to Exmouth RNLI on foot via the Starcross Ferry.

Teignmouth RNLI’s Volunteer Crew, Dave and Volunteer Visits Officer, Brian, with the Exeter Pirates.
Teignmouth RNLI’s Volunteer Crew, Dave and Volunteer Visits Officer, Brian, with the ExeterPirates. (Teignmouth RNLI)

The pirates were raising funds for the RNLI and were welcomed later in the day by volunteers at RNLI Exmouth.

To round the weekend off the volunteer fundraisers headed to Shaldon Village Fete, organised by the Shaldon Water Carnival Committee where they were selling a range of merchandise to help boost funds.

The day was a great success, RNLI Teignmouth fundraising chairman Adrian, was ‘thrilled with the successes of the weekend, and thanked all those who have taken part in the May Day Mile campaign as well as the pirates and volunteer fundraisers for helping to make the weekend a success’.

Volunteer fundraising team treasurer Beverly said how ‘it’s great to see the total raising from the generous donations given, and thanked those for taking the time to stop by over the weekend events.’