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Lyme Regis RNLI's double donation from Mark Hix and Rotary Club
Lyme Regis Rotarians Jim Moseley and Guy Hayden present a cheque to the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew
CHEF Mark Hix and the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis served up two generous donations for the town’s RNLI charity.
The Rotary Club presented a cheque for £1,500, half of the record collection at the Lyme Lunge on New Year’s Day.
A best-ever 200 fancy dressed ‘lungers’ ran into the sea on January 1 and hundreds of spectators gave cash to be shared between the RNLI and Shelterbox.
Rotarian Jim Moseley, a former lifeboat crew member, and president-elect of the Rotary Club Guy Hayden, presented a cheque to crewmen during Sunday’s lifeboat training session.
Renowned chef Mark Hix and his new head chef at the Lyme Regis restaurant, Lin Pidsley, handed over a cheque for £203.67, proceeds from sales of ‘Housewater’.
Mark, a regular supporter of the RNLI, said he would be making a quarterly donation, and as a thank you he was taken on a 30-minute trip aboard the lifeboat.
Afterwards, Mark said: “That was my first trip in a lifeboat. It was a little lumpy out there, but it was a fantastic experience.”