Fundraising Events 2024

23 March 2024, RNLI SOS Day 

11-3:00pm at North Devon Yacht Club, craft stalls, live music, sausage sizzle BBQ, RNLI souvenirs and a licensed bar. Come along and enjoy the view over the estuary from the club house. FREE entry, everyone welcome.  Many thanks to everyone who helped raise £1000 for Appledore Lifeboat.

6 April 2024, Charity Race Night 

Join us for a fun Race Night on Saturday 6 April, 7:00pm at St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore EX39 1RL. £5 entry includes race card, a pasty, licensed bar and raffle. With up to 9 races projected on the large screen, simply pick your winners from the race card and place your bets with the tote. All proceeds to the RNLI and Appledore Lifeboat.

10 May 2024, Evening Cruise

Don't miss the chance to take a short evening cruise on the MS Oldenburg, departing from  Bideford  at 6:45pm and returning at 9:15pm. This is an estuary cruise including a passage out to the Fairway Buoy, depending on the weather. Live music from The Applecorers and  singer songwriter Harrison Wallace. There is a licensed bar on board and you may bring your own picnic but all drinks must be purchased onboard. Tickets are £25 per person available online at or from Caroline 07988 113470. 
Thank you to all who supported this event and helped to raise a magnificent £5000

16 June, Sea Sunday

Visit Appledore Tamar Class ALB Lifeboat Mollie Hunt alongside Appledore Quay from 1:30 pm with  BBQ food, RNLI souvenirs  and music from Appledore Band. There will be a short service of thanksgiving at 15:00 led by Revd John Kidd, Chaplain to Appledore Lifeboat and Revd Jules Harris.

10 August, Tea at Tapeley

One of the most popular events on the calendar and always a sell-out, join us on Saturday 10 August for Devon cream teas and musical entertainment in the beautiful gardens at Tapeley Park. Tickets are £15 each (children under 8 years Free) available from Caroline 07988 113470 

7 September, Clovelly to Appledore walk

Always popular many walkers participating every year. Let's celebrate RNLI 200  on Saturday 7 September for the Clovelly to Appledore walk on the stunning South West coastal path, with BBQ and return transport from Appledore book online

14 September, Bicentenary Dinner

A special evening to celebrate RNLI 200 years with a black tie dinner at the Barnstaple Hotel with guest of honour the Hon John Rous DL (Clovelly Estate), compere Emma Marston (The Voice FM) and the Golden Coast Big Band. Tickets £54 book online 

18-20 October, Art & Craft Show

The RNLI art show and craft fayre has been held at North Devon Yacht Club for over thirty years, with a wonderful collection of over 200 original paintings and craft work from local artists for you to view and purchase. Light refreshments and licenced bar. 

15 November, Quiz Night & Supper

Quiz and Supper 7 for 7:30 pm at Appledore Community Hall, £12 per person, teams of 6 if possible, includes a hot supper, nibbles on the table, with a licensed bar and grand raffle. 

1 December, Carol Concert

Always special, join us at the Lifeboat Station on Sunday 1 December at 2:00pm for carols with Appledore Band followed by mince pies and mulled wine

2 Dec, Yellow Welly Breakfast

Join us at Market Street Kitchen, Appledore for the annual Yellow Welly Breakfast kindly hosted by Josie and her team.