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 .
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 –
And then, in Spring 2014, several members of the crew are planning a Cycle Tour of Britain, visiting or passing as many other independent stations as possible in the process. The aim is to raise money (of course!) and also to raise the profile of both Sidmouth Lifeboat and other independent stations. Keep up with their progress, and give them your support through the Facebook link below, or visit the SLOBS page in the top menu!
You can also donate direct to Sidmouth Lifeboat here: