Why support Salcombe Field of Light?

The RNLI is 200 years old, please help us to Save Lives at Sea for the next 200 years. You can donate to Salcombe Field of Light  to commemorate Lifeboat volunteers over the last 200 years, in memory of a loved one of your own, to support the next generation of RNLI volunteers or you may have your own personal reasons to help the RNLI.  

RNLI mission: To Save Every One

The RNLI is separate from the Coastguard, independent of government and relies on our volunteers and supporters to run our lifesaving service. It cost £191 million in 2023 to run our lifesaving service – all funded by you, our generous supporters.

Salcombe Lifeboat Station has a full time Lifeboat Coxwain, 24 sea-going Volunteer Crew and 14 Volunteer Shore Crew enabling us to be on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Your donation enables our service and others like it around the UK and Ireland. 

Chris Turns 

ILB Helm & ALB Crew
(31 years service)

I still get a real buzz out of the fact that before the pager goes off all the crew are going about their daily business, then minutes later people from all walks of life attend the station and go to help someone they do not even know…

It’s lovely to see my kids enjoying being on the water, learning boat handling skills and hearing them say that they would both one day like to join the crew.

Salcombe Field of Light…  for the next generation.

Read Chris’s full story here

Symon Cator

ILB Helm & ALB Crew
(22 years service)

I’m the latest generation of Cater’s on the Crew, following in the footsteps of my Uncles Robert and David Cater, my Grandfather Brian Cater. My Grandmother Colleen Cater used to sell merchandise for the Salcombe Lifeboat fundraising efforts before we even had a shop.

My Great Great Uncle John Ashley Cook, perished in the Salcombe Lifeboat disaster of 1919 after he had returned on leave from World War 1.

My wife still worries when the pagers go off, but she has resigned herself to the fact our boys will both want to be on the crew when they are older.

Salcombe Field of Light…  for the next generation.

Read Symon’s full story here

Why support Salcombe Field of Light?

The RNLI is the charity that Saves Lives at Sea. We receive no government funding and rely on your generous donation to continue our mission, to save every one.

Glenn was pulled from the sea by RNLI Crew on Fathers Day 2022.

Without our Lifeboat Crew this picture would never have been taken on Fathers Day in 2023.

Salcombe Field of Light…  for the next generation.

Read Glenn’s full rescue story here

How to Donate

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You can donate towards light stems to commemorate Lifeboat volunteers over the last 200 years, in memory of a loved one of your own, to support the next generation of RNLI volunteers or you may have your own personal reasons to help the RNLI. 

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