£14,000 for Saunton Surf Life Saving Club

"Shares of a £1 million package are being awarded to dozens of charities working to keep inland waterways and beaches around the country safe, helping with the cost of new equipment to help volunteer search teams save lives more quickly and easily.

Saunton Surf Life Saving Club received over £14,000, the highest award in Devon. I am delighted that the Government have recognised the fantastic work being done here in North Devon and are providing support to allow them to continue doing so.

The volunteers of our surf lifesaving clubs are the unsung heroes of our award winning beaches – their commitment saves lives and on behalf of the whole community, I extend my sincere thanks to them for their work."