Now it’s “Mayday, Mayday!!”
With Lynn’s departure the role as Event Organiser is still very much part of my daily work, as well as settling into the Chairmanship role. Also, understandably, at the AGM (2 March at Brixham Rugby Club) Barbara Smithson would like a break from the Honorary Secretary role she has been carrying out so well over many years.
In addition, one of our key fundraising activities are the Collection Boxes. We really would appreciate getting more Boxes out in Paignton and Torquay and this requires some more representatives in those areas.
So please, if you feel you could fill any of those positions, please let Peter know. With over 200 Members it would be so sad if the Committee could no longer function from lack of member support and with no Committee, we have no Branch.
Our TLF run Retail Kiosk at the Torbay Lifeboat Station is a busy shop with many of our local supporters and holiday makers returning year after year to purchase their RNLI souvenirs, especially this time of year when we have a wide range of Christmas cards, calendars and diaries in stock!
We currently have some opportunities to join the Kiosk team, volunteering for just a couple of hours to help our fundraising for the RNLI.
The shifts we have available are…..
· Monday afternoons
· Second Sunday morning of each month
· Fourth Sunday morning of each month
· Fifth Sunday morning – just a few each year
If you would like to join our local Retail team, please contact Angela Osborne on 07837 863363.
Lifeboat Fundraising Organisation – Volunteers
The RNLI Torbay Lifeboat Fundraising Team (TLF) work throughout the year to raise funds to support the RNLI and the two Torbay lifeboats, which serve all 3 towns within Torbay -Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. An ALB Station costs in excess of £215,000 a year to run so TLF’s fundraising is vital to support RNLI operations. Our local Fundraising Team, like most Charities, rely on enthusiastic volunteers to raise the funds necessary to maintain and operate our lifeboats. Whilst the RNLI is a National Charity our sea area of Torbay and beyond is among the busier in terms of ‘rescue services’ carried out and therefore we look to the local population to help us maintain this service.To put this into context the annual revenue costs of maintaining our volunteer crew and lifeboats for Torbay is close on £250,000 pa.
Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers have some great RNLI volunteering opportunities available at our Brixham based RNLI Shops in Middle Street and opposite Torbay Lifeboat Station.We are seeking a Volunteer Shop Manager for our Middle Street Shop and also Retail Volunteers for specific shifts at our Torbay Lifeboat Station Shop.
If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity one of these roles could be just right for you.Let us know if you are interested by emailing email@example.com with your full contact details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 07716 117875 and we can provide you with more information on each role.
Please email form to email@example.com or print and return completed form to:-
Anne Thorp (Membership Secretary)
RNLI Shop – 28 Middle Street, Brixham, TQ5 8ER
Please remember the RNLI is a Charity relying entirely on voluntary contributions to establish and maintain the Crew and rescue assets.