A FLEDGLING Lyme Regis business has helped keep local RNLI lifesavers afloat with a charitable donation.

Shoreline Sauna on the harbourside has now been open for one year and to celebrate, mobile sauna owner Nikki Gallagher offered keep-fit fans a free sauna session on one day only.

In return, those who attended were asked to make a donation to the Lyme Regis lifeboat station, which is situated just a few yards away from the business.

The wood-fired sauna was built by Nikki’s husband Toby, and the fundraising event has helped raise a total of £500 for the life-saving RNLI charity.

Thanking customers who took part, Mrs Gallagher said: “We were delighted with the response, and we had plenty of regulars and newcomers throughout the day. There was a real community spirit in the sauna all day long and donors were very generous.”

Nikki presented the donations to Lyme Regis RNLI, and crew member Giles Bristow passed on the thanks of the lifeboat volunteers.