Shoppers at the Co-op have helped to give the life-saving Lyme Regis RNLI a £1K boost.

Every year Co-op customers have the opportunity to help local charities through the ‘Supporting your Local Communities’ scheme in which two pence in every pound spent in store is donated to local groups.

For 2023 the RNLI was one of three charities chosen to benefit from the scheme.

On Sunday, November 19 the Co-op's Jacqueline Hughes dropped into Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat station to meet the volunteer crew during their regular training session, and to celebrate that Co-op customers had raised a total of £1,031 for the Lyme Regis RNLI.

Joe Street, volunteer lifeboat crew at Lyme Regis RNLI said: "We are very grateful to the Co-op and its customers for raising this impressive amount.

"Our charity relies on donations such as this to help us provide the 24/7 lifesaving service at Lyme Regis. So far this year we have responded to 52 service calls to go to the aid of people in trouble."

Jacqueline said: "We are very pleased with how our loyal customers have supported the Lyme Regis RNLI this year as part of our Supporting Local Communities Scheme.

"The other two charities chosen for 2023 were the B Sharp music charity and the King George V Playing Field in Uplyme."