Sandra Thompson from Aldershot won the Ian Hudson original water colour in the raffle at the RNLI Art Show this weekend, one of ten lucky winners in the prize draw, which included the Royal George bed/breakfast/meal won by Micky Rebel from Darlington and a £50 voucher from Frank Heard Butchers won by Cath Pedley. The other winners were Sandra Morris, Ann Wilkinson, Michelle Caffe, Barbara Darch, Ivan Wright, Simon Lacey and Sally Steven. With more exhibits, more visitors and more sales, the Art Show has been an outstanding success. Total sales were approximately £8,500 with over £2500 raised for the RNLI from the event. Thanks to organiser Lesley Anne Cornish, the artists, volunteers and everyone who attended the show at North Devon Yacht Club and raised much needed funds for the RNLI.
Organised by local artist Lesley Anne Cornish, Ian Hudson will be artist in residence for painting demonstrations, joined by other local artists showing their work including River House Crafts, Claire Coker, Colin Petty, Jon Hollowell, Susan Mitchell, Tracey Csecs, Gilbert Csecs, Stacey Beaumont, Jonathan Hollowell and Van Maré Jewellery.
Lesley Anne Cornish said: ‘It is lovely to have the RNLI Art Show back in the calendar again and we have assembled a wonderful collection of arts and crafts for you to view and buy, with proceeds helping to support Appledore RNLI saving lives at sea.’
Many thanks to The Beaver Inn, Appledore, for supporting the RNLI Appledore Lifeboat Station ‘Fish Supper’ with Cousin Jack sea shanties and folk group from Bude entertaining those lucky enough to attend the lively evening at The Beaver. Thanks also to the many other venues (listed below) who have supported the RNLI Fish Suppers this year.
The Yard, Appledore
Royal Plaice, Appledore
Serene Sky, Appledore
The Beaver, Appledore
The Thatched Inn, Abbotsham
The Quay Inn, Instow
The Boathouse, Instow
Instow Arms, Instow
The Wayfarer Inn, Instow
The Pier House, Westward Ho!
Fairway Buoy, Westward Ho! (drinks only)
The Waterfront Inn, Westward Ho!
The Drift, Westward Ho!
Atlantic Bay Fish & Chips, Westward Ho!
Pig on the Beach, Westward Ho!Morans Restaurant, Westward Ho!
Congratulations to everyone who completed the 16 mile station to station walk on 11 September from Clovelly to Appledore on the South West Coastal Path in support of the #RNLI with thanks to organiser John Wilson the Appledore RNLI Guild volunteers and the many supporters. With your help over £5000 has been raised for the RNLI.
Winners of the RNLI Appledore Guild Boat Pull competition on Westward Ho! Beach were the team from Skern Lodge.
After a close fought knockout competition with the teams pulling Laser Pico sailing dinghies complete with masts and launching trolleys around a one hundred metre course, it was the teamwork of Skern Lodge who finally beat the other finalists Team Boaty McBoat Face.
The teams of six including at least one lady, were drawn from local sports clubs, gyms, social clubs and businesses, including Brend Hotels, Appledore Pilot Gig, The Yard, Appledore, a team remembering their friend Richie King, Old Town Blues, Boaty McBoat Face and the eventual winners Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre.
The competition was organised by Appledore RNLI fundraising guild, sponsored by Atlantic Bathrooms and Kitchens, with support from the Lifeguards, North Devon Yacht Club, Simon Ellery Photography and Kitemare-Surf and Kite, Westward Ho!
Organiser Roy Broad said: “Thanks to the support from the teams, Pete Sawyer providing the commentary, local businesses and the RNLI Appledore Guild volunteers, £1250 was raised to support the RNLI, helping save lives at sea.”
© RNLI Appledore Guild 2022