The Michael Caines Collection supports several local charities and communities through a variety of initiatives including a 50p discretionary charity donation on bills across its restaurant venues.
Mickeys Beach in Exmouth will be donating raised sums to the Exmouth RNLI, Sea Scouts Exmouth, the RSPB, Surfers Against Sewage and the Movember charity.
The Cove and The Harbourside Refuge Restaurants in Cornwall will be donating raised sums to RNLI in Cornwall, Fisherman’s Mission, Surfers Against Sewage and Sea Scouts Falmouth.
The nominated charities have been chosen as they are entrenched in our coastal communities and the Michael Caines Collection has many links: we source our fish from local seas and our staff get involved in fundraising events locally.
The Michael Caines Collection donated important funds to the RNLI in October 2022 following collections for the lifesaving charity at its venues. We are now expanding this fundraising for charities which are close to our hearts.
Michael Caines said, ‘I’m particularly conscious of our nominated charities’ important work locally. With our properties overlooking the River Exe and on the seafront, our coastal charities are an important logical choice. Movember is something our staff get involved with every year, so this is also an important charity to support. We look forward to raising more funds to support these vital causes further.’
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
Exmouth Lifeboat Station
Established over 200 years ago, Exmouth Lifeboat Station opened a new station and boathouse in 2010. From that base, the volunteer crew members operate a 24/7 rescue service with a Shannon class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat. The crews have been awarded 7 medals for gallantry. The lifeboat Souvenir Shop opens daily throughout the year and our volunteer Visits Team provide regular guided tours of the Lifeboat Station for schools, community groups and members of the public.
Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Team Chair, Des White, said, ‘On behalf of all the Exmouth RNLI volunteers I would like to thank the Michael Caines collection for including us as a beneficiary of their fundraising initiative. We rely solely on charitable donations to operate our lifesaving activites and all the funds raised will be used for essential lifesaving equipment and crew training.’
Cornwall has over 300 miles of coastline and is renowned for its beautiful beaches and maritime history. The RNLI has 14 lifeboat stations around the Cornish coast whose volunteer lifeboat crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide a search & rescue service when ever it is required. During the summer season the RNLI also provides a Lifeguard Service on 58 beaches in Cornwall.
The money raised by the donations from the restaurants at Maenporth and Porthleven will support the work of the RNLI in Cornwall allowing the charity to save more lives around the coast.
The RNLI will be marking its 200th anniversary in 2024. Ever since the RNLI was formed on 4 March 1824, a year hasn’t gone past without outstanding rescues, leaps in lifesaving progress and bravery amid unforgettable storms. Courage, selflessness and innovation have propelled the RNLI’s lifesavers through busy summers, wild winters, wars and pandemics. So in 2024, there will be many ways to reflect on the RNLI’s remarkable heritage.
The RSBP was founded in 1889. It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom.
The River Exe in Devon is particularly important for birds in winter, when the mild climate and suitable feeding areas attract tens of thousands of wetland birds – some of them from the UK but many travelling from northern and eastern Europe. Up to 20,000 wading birds and ducks, geese and swans can be present mid-winter, making the area important on an international scale. The estuary also provides a vital feeding and resting area for many thousands of birds migrating to and from their northern breeding territories.
Pic credit: David Wootton
The Fishermen’s Mission is the only national charity that works solely to support fishermen and their families. It supports active and former fishermen, sea-going staff working in the UK aquaculture industry, and migrant fishermen working on UK vessels. The team provides a 24-hour emergency response to any fishing vessel working in UK waters, assisting with injury, or loss at sea.
Formed after the Black Friday tragedy in Eyemouth in 1881, providing support during two world wars and the triple trawler tragedies of 1968, its history spans a lifetime of supporting fishermen throughout their lives. It has provided 140 years of being a part of the lives of fishermen and their families.
Fishing is the most dangerous occupation; a career fisherman faces the dangers and the reality that 1 out of every 16 will lose their life at sea. The Fishermen’s Mission is the only charity in the UK that solely supports Fishermen and their families.
We provide individual support in many ways, from access to a mental health councillor to practically and pastorally supporting a family through bereavement and loss. No one wants to turn to charity, but we stand side by side with fishermen when the storms invade their lives.
Fundraising Manager for Cornwall and Devon, Julian Waring said, ‘We provide welfare and pastoral support for active and retired fishermen and their families. Daily, it means being visible in fishing communities throughout the UK, building up trust and respect and offering support when needed. It’s a great honour to get to know fishing families and for them to allow us into their lives, often at their most vulnerable time. We are reliant on donations and do not receive any government funding for our lifeline work, for every £1 generated, 88p is spent on providing services to the fishing community.’
The 5th Exmouth Sea Scout Group covers the Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton Scout District in Devon. They are currently raising money to redevelop and modernise the existing Scout Hut which has been there since 1964.
Falmouth Sea Scouts work with the local community to give young people access to incredible opportunities and skills that help them to launch well in today’s world. Based at Falmouth and Penryn, young people are given the chance to experience activities and adventures that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment.
Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation and campaigning charity inspiring communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. Over the last 30 years Surfers Against Sewage has grown into one of the UK’s most successful marine conservation and campaigning charities. This is a campaigning charity made up of water lovers who protect the ocean and all it makes possible.
The leading charity is changing the face of men’s health. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
The charity takes on Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer and exists to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives.