The Sidmouth Lifeboat is one of the most well-supported institutions in the town - very popular and greatly appreciated by all. Its future is of course secure on the seafront.
We are on service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. All crew members are volunteers. 100% of money raised is used to keep the boat maintained and crew trained and equipped.
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.
During it’s Victorian heyday, Sidmouth was home to an RNLI Station, situated across the road from the current Lifeboat station. The Engraved keystone can still be seen today, having been incorporated into the new block of flats built on the site. From 1869 to 1912 the Lifeboats “Rimmington”, followed by the “William & Francis” saved a total of 38 lives
History | sidmouthlifeboat.org.uk
The activities at the Lifeboat are always of great intererst:
Sidmouth Lifeboat drills draw crowd - News - Sidmouth Herald
And several events are organised at the Lifeboat station - notably the annual Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim, which acts as a collaboration between the town's key institutions on the seafront:
Sidmouth’s Boxing Day Swim took a dramatic turn but raised around £1,700 for the RNLI.
Organisers at the Regatta Committee have a long-standing relationship with the lifeboat charity for their work as a national cause.
They also make donations with Sidmouth Lifeboat, the town’s independent organisation which supervised during the day.
The Regatta Committee gave thanks to Sidmouth Lifeboat, Sidmouth Police, Sidmouth Sailing Club, Port Royal Club and the Sidmouth RNLI committee
Sidmouth swim raises £1,700 - News - Sidmouth Herald