Weʼve raised £375 to provide running costs and equipment for the Lyme Bay National Coastwatch Institution's lookout at Charmouth
- Funded on Thursday, 18th April 2019
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I will be taking part in this year's Charmouth Christmas swim in order to raise money for the Lyme Bay National Coastwatch Institution's (NCI) lookout station there.
The National Coastwatch Institution is a voluntary organisation providing eyes and ears along the coast with the aim of preserving lives at sea. Lyme Bay NCI opened up a satellite lookout station at Charmouth in 2016 to support the activities of its main lookout along the coast at Burton Bradstock. The Charmouth station was originally built in 1804 as a lookout during the Napoleonic Wars. Later in the 19th Century is was used as a Coastguard station before falling into disuse. Until recently the Charmouth Parish Council leased the building as a beach hut. This grade II listed building is now back in use for similar purposes for which it was originally constructed. Our volunteers there have been involved in a number of incidents which they have reported to HM Coastguard resulting appropriate rescue measures being taken. The running costs and equipment required to keep the lookout working relies entirely on voluntary contributions.
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Michael Seaman8 months ago
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Jan 14, 2019
Well done! NCI is a very worthwhile cause.
Jan 8, 2019
Mike - apologies, missed this at Christmas. Well done but slightly mad! Hope it wasn't too cold.
Dec 30, 2018
Rather you than me. Well worth a donation
Dec 24, 2018
Yup certifiable. At least you aren't a Santa in need of reindeer...
Dec 24, 2018
Don't forget to take a flask of brandy (to rub on!)- you mad man!
Andy & Chris Bateman
Dec 23, 2018
Good luck Mike, hope the weather is kind. You'll need your thermals on!
Mary Horlock and Darian Leader
Dec 22, 2018
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