Here at Salcombe Brewery Co. we take pride in our local surroundings. Clearly the seahorse has taken a prominent role at the brewery in our branding and of course naming one of our favourite ales after this incredible sea animal. Since June 2018, we have been donating 5p a bottle of Seahorse sold to The Seahorse Trust to help the trust in its efforts to study seahorses in the wild and to launch conservation programmes to ensure we have seahorses forever. Of course, we are lucky that the Kingsbridge / Salcombe Ria is a breeding ground and safe haven for both British species of seahorse, the Spiny and the Short Snouted seahorse. Throughout 2019, we will continue with this support and hope to do even more to support the Trust.
We’re also thrilled to announce that we will be helping the Salcombe RNLI celebrate an incredible 150 years in service helping saving lives at sea. Through 2019 we will donate 5p a pint of our aptly named Lifesaver beer to the Salcombe RNLI. The Salcombe Lifeboat Station is operated by a team of 42 local men and women, 26 sea-going, 15 shore-based and 1 Lifeboat Medical Adviser. They have two boats, a 25 knot Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat ‘The Baltic Exchange III’, and a 35 knot B Class Inshore Lifeboat ‘Gladys Hilda Mustoe’.
Mark Dowie from Salcombe RNLI Lifeboat Station comments: “Our mission is to reach any casualty, in all weathers, within 10 miles of the station within 30 minutes of receiving an initial request from the Coastguard. The RNLI is a registered charity and relies on voluntary contributions and legacies to keep this service running as it receives no Government funding. We are thrilled to have joined forces with Salcombe Brewery Co.. Every penny that they donate will directly help us to save lives.”
So here’s to raising a pint to two fantastic causes!