Live on The Voice FM

Great to talk to Laura James at THE VOICE FM studios in Barnstaple about the RNLI Boat Pull competition on 26 June on the beach at Westward Ho! with a beach BBQ, RNLI souvenirs, children's games, welly 'wanging' and music. Teams can enter now https://rnliboatpull.eventbrite.co.uk

Going for a Song makes £1500

With thanks to ALL our supporters, organisers Anne, Ruth and Suzy, our volunteers and wonderful guests, Going for a Song BBQ and auction raised over £1500 for the RNLI and Appledore Lifeboat. Special thanks to Caroline Hunt and Dean Warminton for providing the music and managing the auction. Thanks to D K Sound & Lighting for providing the lighting and finally huge thanks to Rick Turner and the team at The Big Sheep for making us so welcome. 

Chris' London Marathon 

Eric Broad (15 months) says: "Please support my Daddy, Chris Broad, running in the London Marathon 2022 to support the RNLI and Appledore Lifeboat" Donations are invited at https://www.facebook.com/chris.broad.54/posts/10159545296410169 Thank you.

Motown with Soul Intention

Great support for the big band sound of Soul Intention at the Motown Night organised by the RNLI at Appledore Community Centre, with thanks to everyone involved.

"Soul Intention https://www.facebook.com/soulintentionsw/  is a local 10-piece "big sound" soul & Motown band who play songs that everyone knows and loves that fill the dance floor time after time."

RNLI Appledore Guild Chair Pat Hughes said "This was a fantastic night enjoyed by everyone, made extra special with the big sound live music from Soul Intention. Thanks to our volunteers and supporters over £500 was raised for Appledore RNLI. 

Our next event is "Going for a Song" on 6 May at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, with an evening of music and a charity auction, BBQ food and a Bar." 

RNLI SOS Day and Sausage Sizzle

Thanks to Amanda and her team for organising the fantastic RNLI SOS Day at North Devon Yacht Club. The weather was beautiful and the sausages really did 'sizzle'. Special thanks to DogLeg for providing the live acoustic music and to the craft stall holders who supported this event and helped to raise £1328 on the day for the RNLI and Appledore Lifeboat. 

RNLI Art Show - bigger and better than ever

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.

RNLI Art Show 21-24 October

You are invited to visit the RNLI Art Show at North Devon Yacht Club, Instow, 10:00am-5:00pm (2:00pm on Sunday) FREE ENTRY - refreshments available, everyone welcome. 

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.’

Fish Suppers - a 'flippin' success

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. 

RNLI Fish Suppers
sponsored by
Appledore West Fish Shop

With thanks to the Appledore Wet Fish Shop, the following venues are supporting the RNLI Appledore 'Fish Suppers' 11-17 October 2021

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!
The Royal George, Appledore
The Seagate Hotel, Appledore

Station to Station Walk

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. 

RNLI Appledore Boat Pull winners Skern Lodge

Boat Pull Competition Winners

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.”