LIFESAVERS in west Dorset have benefited from generous donations thanks to local fundraising activities.

Lyme Regis RNLI received £300 from local businessman Gary Davies and was also presented with £500 in £1 coins from walkers Nick Perry and Mark Farrell.

Mr Davies runs Lyme Regis Footgolf and set up a hole-in-one challenge to raise money for the lifeboat station.

Meanwhile, Mr Perry and Mr Farrell, both aged 34 and from Yeovil, raised funds from walking the Liberty Trail, a 28-mile route from Ham Hill in Somerset, to Lyme.

The Liberty Trail is based on the stories of some of the men who joined the Monmouth Rebellion. In the early summer of 1685 villagers from throughout Somerset and Dorset were making their way to the coast at Lyme to join the Duke of Monmouth. He was expected to land at Lyme to lead a rebellion against the King with the rallying call of 'Liberty to the People of God'.