During the past week the Torbay Lifeboat Management Group (of which Lynn Spillet is a member) have reviewed our planned Torbay Station Seaside Special Event (15th August) and our Torbay Lifeboat Annual Service (22nd August). After taking into consideration the still high numbers of Covid cases in Torbay and the need to ensure Torbay Lifeboat Operations continue, we have taken the decision to cancel both events again this year. We consider that in the current pandemic environment, encouraging larger than normal numbers of supporters to congregate in the Torbay Lifeboat Station area, and near our Crew, could jeopardise the smooth operational running of Torbay Station, and we think it advisable to shelve our plans for this year in the hope that we can return next year with a bigger, safe event.
Members of the TLF committee are currently exploring an alternative location away from the Station area for a smaller fundraising event on the 15th August. We will update you when we confirm our plans for the day.
TLF Summer Fundraising week – 7th to 15th August
Our annual summer fundraising week is obviously very different again this year – no coffee mornings nor pub quizzes I’m afraid! However, we will still be out and about safely raising money and talking to the public about what we do and why that is so important to the RNLI and Torbay Lifeboat.
7th to 14th August – Cover the Flag outside the Lifeboat Station
We really need help to complete the rota for the week. Please contact Cathy on 01803 857106.
Wednesday 11th August – Souvenir Stall and Cover the Flag at Paignton Seafront
Pop by and say hello, we will have plenty of items on sale for your children and grand-children – and space on the flag to donate or tap on our contactless donation machine!
Sunday 15th August – To be advised.
21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th August – Cover the Flags in Fore Street Brixham and Lifeboat Station
Again, we really need help to fill the rota. Please give this event a go if you haven’t marshalled the flag before. We have carried out a complete risk assessment and are confident we have all general safety and Covid precautions covered. Just an hour of your time is all we need.
Contact Cathy on 01803 857106.