Posted: 01.08.20 at 10:19 by Joseph Bulmer
The Exmouth RNLI Events Team have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years annual Fireworks display due to take place at the Exmouth Rugby Club and Recreation Ground on November 5, 2020.
Last year’s display was the first to be organised by the Exmouth lifesaving charity to raise funds for it’s volunteers to continue their important work.
It was met with amazing support from the community, and generated £12,834 for the popular cause.
Announcing the cancellation, Louise Hockings-Thompson, Chair of the Exmouth RNLI Events Team said: “With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and imposed restrictions on large outdoor gatherings we are, regrettably, unable to safely host the 2020 event.
“We have to put the safety of the public, our supporters and volunteers to the fore and, whilst it is very sad news that we won’t be hosting the RNLI firework display this year, we are even more determined to return with a bigger and better experience in 2021.
“We look forward to our loyal supporters and members of the local community joining us for that celebration.”
The Coronavirus restrictions have had a huge impact on the RNLI’s ability to fundraise, both nationally and locally, with all of our regular annual fundraising events being cancelled and we are looking for additional public support now more than ever to keep our lifeboats launching, our beaches safeguarded and to carry on with our RNLI volunteers continued quest to save lives at sea.
You can find out more about the ways in which we’ve adapted to this crisis and how you can still help the RNLI to raise important funds by visiting the national RNLI website at www.rnli.org.
Direct donations to the charity can be made online here.
The Exmouth RNLI shop is also closed until further notice but you can still support your local RNLI volunteers by ordering from the online shop here.
Typing in ‘EXMOUTH’ as your discount code for free delivery, will enable you to buy articles at exactly the same price as you would at our local outlet.
Local supporters can keep up to date with all of our upcoming online fundraising initiatives as they happen by visiting our Facebook page.