Manor Lodge care home garden party nets £1,600 for Exmouth RNLI

Manor Lodge Residential Care Home has raised £1,604 for the Exmouth RNLI thanks to a popular garden party.

Manager, Eileen O’Neill and several residents visited the lifesaving charity’s seafront base recently to hand over the sterling sum.

They met the volunteer crew and staff, enjoyed a tour of the station, and viewed the all-weather R&J Welburn and George Bearman II lifeboats.

The garden party on August 3 was organised by the Portland Avenue care home’s owners Ray and Gina Lovegrove.

Visitors and residents enjoyed games, raffles, cakes, tea and coffee.

The Exmouth RNLI shop and community safety team both had stalls at the event, which was supported by Exmouth mayor Councillor Steve Gazzard, and deputy mayor Cllr Brian Bailey.

Eileen said: “We had perfect weather for our fundraiser, there was a lovely crowd, everyone was happy and it was just an amazing and well-supported garden party.

“We are very pleased to have raised so much for Exmouth RNLI.”

The volunteer RNLI community safety team at the garden party. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

The volunteer RNLI community safety team at the garden party. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

Chairman of the Exmouth RNLI fundraising team Robin Humphreys said “We were very pleased to have our visitors from Manor Lodge Residential Care Home at the Lifeboat Station.

“We’re so grateful to them for organising such an enjoyable garden party and for raising such an amazing amount for our lifesaving charity, all of which will go towards funding equipment and training for our volunteer crew at the station.”

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