A fundraiser for the RNLI has broken all records and raised more than £40,000.

The final total for Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week, which took place from July 27 to August 2, is £40,315.

Brian Cursley, treasurer for the Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Supporters, announced the result and said: “There is little doubt that this is the best result ever after all expenses.”

Since the early 1970s, Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week has boosted the life-saving charity's funds by hundreds of thousands of pounds.

In the last seven years alone, volunteers have raised £250,000, thanks to the generous donations of visitors, residents and traders in the town and surrounding areas.

Ken Lavery, chairman of the supporters, added: “This is just an amazing total and a tribute to all the RNLI volunteers involved in planning and running the events and, of course, we send our thanks to the many hundreds of generous people who gave donations during the week.”

The annual event will take place between Saturday, July 25 and Friday, July 31 next year.

For more information, search for Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week on Facebook.