Appledore has always lead the way with charitable fund raising for good causes and the Appledore Pirates is one of the unique organisations established 1971 to bring the community together.
The Appledore Pirates formed in 1971 as a not-for-profit organisation by a group of like minded villagers of Appledore who gathered together to do a few things around the village helping folks out. The support for folk developed further and soon the group were undertaking the running the Appledore Carnival, which had for some years been run by the Appledore & Instow Regatta and an Independent Committee of Appledore Villagers. Over the years new events and activities were added to the Appledore Pirates Calendar including a Torchlight Procession at Christmas, Grand Prize Draw and other events and activities.
There have been many supporters, contributors and volunteers to the Appledore Pirates over the years. Some offering money, equipment or just simply helping out at events and activities. The support that the Appledore Pirates continue to receive today is testament to the strength of the village of Appledore and it's residents.