In addition to the volunteer watchkeepers, there is a small army of volunteer Friends of Froward Point which organises a number of events and social activities to raise funds to go towards the cost of running the watchstation. Currently, our annual costs run at approximately £10,000.
Easter Saturday, 15 April
Afternoon Tea at Café Alf Resco – 2.30 - 5.00 pm.
Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN.
Sunday, 2 July
Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fair
Selling bric a brac, crafts and homemade preserves etc.
Thursday, 20 July
Tea Hut in Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth
Light refreshments - Tea & Cakes etc.
Thursday, 27 July
Draw for the prizes of the Summer Raffle.
Sunday, 13 August
RNLI " Seaside Special"
Torbay Lifeboat Car Park, Brixham TQ5 9AF – 10am-4pm
Saturday, 19 August
Dartmouth Pre-Regatta Fête – 10 am - 4 pm.
Games and tables selling bric-a-brac, handmade toys, etc.
Monday, 28 August
Stoke Fleming Fair
Games and tables selling bric-a-brac, hand made toys, etc.
Saturday, 2 September
Kingswear Family Fun Day in Jubilee Park
10am to 4pm. Fun games for all ages and selling toddlers’ toys etc.
Friay, 6 October
Packing at Sainsbury's, Paignton.
Saturday, 21 October
Ceilidh with the ‘Blue Jewel’ Band.
Evening at St. George’s Church Hall, Barn Road, Goodrington TQ4 6NG.
Friay, 15 November
Packing at Morrisons, Totnes.
In addition to attending 7 local events throughout the year, including providing refreshments at the watchstation, which raised a total of £1,208.88, the Friends organised a concert by the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir, an Easter Tea Party at Alf Resco, a Summer Raffle with prizes donated by many local businesses and a wonderful evening Picnic Cruise on the iconic Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer and these 4 raised another total of £3,113.11.
£955 was raised from the sale, mainly by watchkeepers, of our 2017 calendar and again this was sponsored by Valeport who are based at St. Peter’s Quay in Totnes.
The Friends have several yellow charity collection boxes placed with various local businesses (£990-77) and at the Lookout (£2124-66) which raised a total of £3,115.43. Therefore the total fundraising income for the year was £8,392.42.
For further details, please contact Rosemary on 01803 752500.