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SOS Day 2012: Events in Devon
Listed below are all the SOS Day events you can get involved with in Devon.
Solve Our Subjects Dartmouth Tuesday 24 January, pub pub quiz starting at 7.30pm, teams of 6 at £2 per entrant.
Serve Our Shoppers Dartmouth with some bag packing at the local Sainsburys supermarket. On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th you can Sample Our Steaks at the Ship in Dock Inn for £24.95 for two with all the trimmings and bottle of house wine or £10.95 for one.
Finally on Saturday, the Dart lifeboat station will be open to the public from 10 until 4pm with lifeboat souvenirs, plants and bulbs and sea safety lifejacket checks and a book stall as well as Sizzling Our Sausages and Burgers, Showing Our Cine with photos and helmet cam footage.
Support Our Swimmers - 18th February, Seaton
An evening of music provided by The Porter Boys (Albert and Dave) from Bristol, along with a raffle with lots of great prizes, all at a friendly local pub.
SOS Radio Week - 28th January, Torquay
A group of radio amateurs from Torbay will be linking up with other radio stations around Britain raise awareness and money for the RNLI and Torbay Lifeboat station.
Sausages or Soup - 28th January, Appledore
Visit Appledore RNLI lifeboat station, find out more about what they do and enjoy some sausages or soup.
See Our Station - 27th January, Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe RNLI are hosting an open day at the station, so come down and find out what they do.
Soap Our Saloons - 28th January, Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe volunteers will be doing a joint car wash with the RNLI lifeguards at their Area Support Centre on the Mullacott Trading Estate. There'll be refreshments and a chance to see some of the lifesaving equipment used on the beaches in the summer.
Sixties or Seventies - 28th January, Ilfracombe
After the day's car wash, there's a chance to let your hair down at a disco at the Lantern, with a buffet and bring your own. Tickets are £5.
Curry, quiz and live music evening - TBC, Clovelly
This event will start at 7pm at the Parish Hall, with the quiz from 8pm. There'll also be a raffle with the top prize a pair of tickets to Lundy Island on the Oldenburg.
Traditional lifeboat launch - Saturday 28 January at 9am, Torbay
The RNLI volunteers at Torbay will recreate a traditional lifeboat launch using the ancient rowing lifeboat from Whitby which dates back to 1866. They'll launch at the site of the former Torbay lifeboat station at Mud Stone in St Mary's Bay, then row 8 miles across the bay to Brixham Harbour, on to Paignton Pier, then Beacon Cove before finishing at the now disused lifeboat station in Torquay. Wives and partners of the lifeboat crew will help with the launch, as they would have in the 1800s. They'll then take on their own challenge, to tow a present day D class lifeboat 10 miles from the current lifeboat station in Brixham through Paignton and Torquay town centre and on to the old lifeboat station in Torquay to meet up with the lifeboat crew.
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