Fundraising News


8th May – Souvenir Stall and Cover the Flag, Torquay (subject to weather)

Meeting all required Covid Guidelines and with authorisation from the local Council, we will be out and about on the Prom near the Princess Theatre at Torquay. Come and say hello, we would love to see you!


After the visit to the Shop and Kiosk by the RNLI retail team to check our Covid processes, we have been given the go ahead to re-open. We will continue to follow the same pre-lockdown Covid safety guidelines to protect our volunteers and customers.
Opening times will be….
Shop (initial opening hours)
Monday to Thursday – 10am until 3.30pm
Friday – 10am to 1pm
Saturday – 10am to 3.30pm
Sunday – Closed
Monday to Sunday – 10am until 4pm

Fundraising Crew Needed-if you would like to join us as a fundraising volunteer we would love to hear from you.

Please email form to or print and return completed form to:-
Anne Thorp (Membership Secretary)
RNLI Shop – 28 Middle Street, Brixham, TQ5 8ER

12th May – Online event – Virtual coffee morning and Word Game

How many words can you make from a phrase we publish on the day – with the opportunity to win a donated bottle of Jack Daniels!   The phrase will be related to the RNLI Lifeguard service to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this year.

29th and 30th May – 10am until 4pm – Cover the Flag outside the Torbay Lifeboat Station

Help us cover an RNLI flag with donations, or tap to donate on our contactless machine!

Make yourself a cuppa and read our MAY NEWSLETTER

TLF Vacancies

To help us meet our TLF fundraising aspirations and in preparation for when we are back to a full fundraising programme, we are looking for additional volunteers to join our team in the following roles……

• Retail Kiosk Manager (RNLI shop opposite Torbay Lifeboat Station)
• Fundraising Event Organiser (committee position)
• Box collectors – joining our Paignton and Torquay teams who empty our collection boxes in those areas.
• Catering team assistants

If you, or someone you know, are interested in being more actively involved with our TLF fundraising, one of the above vacancies could certainly be for you!
We can give you training and support for all these roles.

Please get in touch – email us at or give us a call on 07716 117875 and we can provide you with more information on each role.


Two guys popped by the Station yesterday morning (Harry Lidgley and Oliver Dawe-Lane) They are cycling almost 7000km around the UK mainland coastline, via every lifeboat station, to raise money for the RNLI.

If you wish to make a donation to spur them on, visit their JustGiving page HERE

Another special visit to Torbay Station today, this time it was from Devon Lodge 1138 who very kindly donated £250 to Torbay Lifeboat.
Here is the photo of their visit alongside Torbay Station’s current relief Lifeboat ‘Duke of Kent’.
Pictured is John Bird – Worshipful Master Devon Lodge 1138, Tony Lamar – Charity Steward, with our TLF Chair and RNLI Engagement Officer for Torbay Station.

Our thanks to Devon Lodge 1138 for your support.

What is Mayday? A mayday call is the most urgent plea RNLI lifesavers receive and is used when life is in immediate danger. Usually, our lifesavers answer calls for help, but today, with Summer on the way, it’s they who need YOUR help.We’re expecting more families than ever to book holidays in the UK and Ireland this year. People are excited to get away – and that’s how it should be, but it’s so easy to get into trouble by the water; for walkers to get cut off by the tide; for a paddling child to be swept out to sea.


We had a special visit to Torbay Station yesterday (23/04).
You may remember that lurcher dog Florrie was rescued by Torbay ILB on 7th March.
Her owner Vanessa was so thankful that Florrie was safely rescued, she completed a sponsored walk and raised £1,037 for Torbay Lifeboat.
Here is Vanessa outside Torbay Station, presenting her fundraising to a Torbay Crew member, and our TLF Chair presenting Vanessa with a ‘Thank You’ Certificate. Great fundraising Vanessa, thank you for supporting Torbay Lifeboat.
We are so pleased to see that Florrie has made a full recovery.
If you would like to add your donation, just click HERE

With Spring in the air, we are sure many of you are planting up your seeds, bedding and vegetable plants. How about planting a few extra this year and selling them to your family and friends, or even from your gatepost, and donating the money you make via our TLF Just Giving Site or by passing the money to our treasurer Dave Smithson. A ‘blooming’ marvellous way to fundraise! With green fingers!

Costcutter in Pillar Avenue, Brixham, has just given us £578.02!
This is 50% of their 2020 carrier bag levy!
Your support of RNLITorbay is very much appreciated.

Can you resist the chocolate temptation of the Easter egg? Make a special trip to the Spar shop at St Mary’s in Brixham! The staff are running their annual Easter Raffle with all money raised for RNLITorbay ! Please support them if you can! We all appreciate your generosity – and you might win some lovely Easter Eggs!

Inter-Line Building Supplies are proud to support RNLITorbay We are extremely proud to support the RNLI for their great work with a donation of £2500. The Torbay crew have been out over 100 times this year. This year has been a tough year for them to raise funds with fewer people donating due to the COVID-19 situation.If you would like to help with a donation please go to the following link.👇

We welcome new volunteers for general fundraising and in our two Brixham
Retail Outlets. If you are interested in getting involved please email us at

Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers annual fundraising week is scheduled to begin on Monday 9th August 2021, culminating in our Torbay Lifeboat Station Seaside Special event on 15th August,    These dates are subject to Covid restrictions and will be confirmed nearer the time via this website.  

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The RNLI Torbay Lifeboat Fundraising Team (TLF) work throughout the year to raise
funds to support the RNLI and the two Torbay lifeboats. An ALB Station costs in excess
of £215,000 a year to run so TLF’s fundraising is vital to support RNLI operations.

Since the first relaxation of Corona-19 lockdown the RNLI lifeboats have been even busier than in a normal year. The expenses of operating and maintaining the lifeboat fleet and organising and supporting the lifeguards training and rollout do not go away. Fundraising events have practically ceased. You can maintain your support of the charity by using this link. We need your support now more than ever.

Our local supporters can now buy items from ‘our’ shop using the link 

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