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Byline: Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis ended with a splash last night as the volunteer crew lost the tug o’ war across the harbour entrance to a coastguard team boosted by the surprise inclusion of two rugby stars.
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Exeter Chiefs’ Will Carrick-Smith and Sam Hill added muscle power to the coastguard team, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators who saw the lifeboat crrew take a soaking as they lost their grip on the rope to lose 3-1.

Tug o’ war apart, the week was voted a huge success by the organisers Lyme Regis and Charmosuth RNLI Guild.

Chair-elect Irene Roper said:”The weather was very kind to us and, as usual, our visitors and local people have been incredibly generous with their donations to our charity.

“We are still counting, but I am sure we will have a pleasant surprise when we have finished.”

Highlights included the RAF Falcons parachute display team, and on Thursday an estimated 20,000 packed the seafront and gardens to watch a spectacular performance by the Red Arrows.

All the old favourites drew praise from visitors…the lifeboat barbecue on the slipway where a thousand hot dogs were sold, the crab fishing contest, swimming challenge, the duck race with 900 ducks and the belly dancers, Eastern Promise and Friends.

Mrs Roper added:”I cannot praise the crew and the guild members enough for their hard work. They worked together as a team, and the result was a hugely successful week.”

Work will start soon on next yesr’s  week which will run from July 18th to 25th, 2015.

Byline: Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis ended with a splash last night as the volunteer crew lost the tug o' war across the harbour entrance to a coastguard team boosted by the surprise inclusion of two rugby stars.
Page Content:

Exeter Chiefs' Will Carrick-Smith and Sam Hill added muscle power to the coastguard team, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators who saw the lifeboat crrew take a soaking as they lost their grip on the rope to lose 3-1.

Tug o' war apart, the week was voted a huge success by the organisers Lyme Regis and Charmosuth RNLI Guild.

Chair-elect Irene Roper said:"The weather was very kind to us and, as usual, our visitors and local people have been incredibly generous with their donations to our charity.

"We are still counting, but I am sure we will have a pleasant surprise when we have finished."

Highlights included the RAF Falcons parachute display team, and on Thursday an estimated 20,000 packed the seafront and gardens to watch a spectacular performance by the Red Arrows.

All the old favourites drew praise from visitors...the lifeboat barbecue on the slipway where a thousand hot dogs were sold, the crab fishing contest, swimming challenge, the duck race with 900 ducks and the belly dancers, Eastern Promise and Friends.

Mrs Roper added:"I cannot praise the crew and the guild members enough for their hard work. They worked together as a team, and the result was a hugely successful week."

Work will start soon on next yesr's  week which will run from July 18th to 25th, 2015.