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Sidmouth Lifeboat is a fully self-funded independent lifeboat in East Devon, covering an area of approximately 150 square miles of sea between Axmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

We are on service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and all crew members are volunteers.

100% of money raised is used to keep the boat maintained and crew trained and equipped.

Sidmouth Lifeboat is not part of, or funded by the RNLI, although we do have close links with the RNLI through the nature of our work. Sidmouth Lifeboat is funded entirely by the community in and around the Sid Valley and friends of Sidmouth Lifeboat from further away who also give so generously .

Chestnut Appeal 2014 – Charity Swim, Sidmouth, 31st August 2014

The Ladram Bay to Sidmouth charity swim took place on Sunday 31st August and participants took to the sea along the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic coastline from Ladram Bay to Sidmouth Beach. The event was organised by Sidmouth Lifeboat and the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer and well in excess of £500 although money is still coming in.

Thank you for your support.

In July of last year, there was a fundraising cross-channel swim organised by the East Devon Babes, which was followed in September by a Sidmouth to Ladram swim which aimed to raise money both for Sidmouth Lifeboat and for the Chestnut Appeal for prostate cancer.  Both great causes – please give the Babes your retrospective support! They did an amazing job smashing their £5000 target, find all the information here –

In Spring 2014, several members of the crew completed a Cycle Tour of Britain, visiting or passing as many other independent stations as possible in the process.  The aim was to raise money (of course!) and also to raise the profile of both Sidmouth Lifeboat and other independent stations. It was a fantastic adventure for all involved, raising just over their target of £15,000! See the link below or the SLOBS tab in the above menu to see how they got on!

You can also donate direct to Sidmouth Lifeboat here: