Like so many other holiday areas in the UK, we saw far more vacationers this year than we would typically see in August.

Our help was required on 16 occasions this August, compared to 5 in the prior year. That’s an increase of 220% year-on-year.

That’s an average of 4 per week, compared to our more usual one a week, for a team wholly made up of volunteers, with their own families, in peak holiday season.