STAFF at Ilfracombe Academy sported some fetching yellow attire to help raise thousands-of-pounds for Ilfracombe RNLI.

Businesses around the town dressed in a varied array of yellow outfits to support the RNLI’s appeal for a new launch and recovery vehicle for its new lifeboat.

Decorated windows, yellow wigs and even some sunshine brightened the town for the day as businesses raised a total of more than £2,600.

Volunteer crew members also made their way through the town dressed in their ‘yellows’.

Ilfracombe Academy raised £835 from their yellow themed non-uniform day, a collection at Tesco raised £582 and crew members collected £415 in street collections.

Tony Gillam, volunteer fundraising branch chairman for Ilfracombe RNLI, said: “Thanks to everybody’s hard work and support, we have raised a fantastic amount towards the £1 million appeal for our new launch and recovery vehicle.

“The enthusiasm of the town for this event has gone beyond anything we imagined, and we’ve got high hopes that Yellow Day will be a bright spot in the diary for many years to come.”