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Sink your teeth into the RNLI’s fishy fundraiser at Dylan’s Menai Bridge

Lifeboats News Release

Dylan’s Restaurant in Menai Bridge is stepping up to the plate to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign, in honour of lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.

Award winning Dylan’s are leading the way in supporting the charity’s fishy campaign as they host a special RNLI Fish Supper at its Menai Bridge Restaurant from 7pm on Thursday 6 October. 

The RNLI is encouraging people across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to have a whale of a time this autumn, by hosting a fish-themed dinner between 14–16 October 2016 to raise funds for the lifesaving charity.

It’s a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy anything from fish finger sandwiches to a fancy lobster thermidor! Guests are invited to make a donation to the RNLI, whilst the host cooks up a storm. All proceeds from Fish Supper will help provide the best equipment and training for RNLI volunteers.

The RNLI’s fish-themed annual fundraiser aims to raise awareness of crew who drop everything – even weddings, birthdays and births – to venture into often dangerous waters to rescue people who have found themselves in difficulty.

Gemma Webb of Dylan’s Restaurant said:

‘Here at Dylan’s we wanted to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign by hosting our very own event on Thursday 6 October.  Being based on the Menai Straits we’re very aware of the dangers of the sea as we often see Beaumaris RNLI whizzing across the Straits on their way to a rescue.

‘For more information of our Fish Supper this Thursday please email events@dylansrestaurant.co.uk. We’re asking people to come along to the event and show your support to your local lifeboat crew as all donations will go to the RNLI.’

The importance of togetherness and team spirit is at the heart of the RNLI and is what makes the charity and its volunteers so special. In 2015, RNLI lifeboats launched on 8,228 services around the UK and Ireland, rescued 7,973 people and saved 348 lives. RNLI volunteer crew members missed nearly 7,000* meals to rescue people in need of assistance.

To request your free fundraising pack and receive more information, visit RNLI.org/FishSupper. You’ll find recipes, party game ideas and place name cards to help the evening go swimmingly.

Stuck for time or recipe ideas? Take a look at our minute-long videos** for inspiration and see how you can make your very own origami boat napkins!

The main weekend for holding a Fish Supper is between 14–16 October, however events can be held at any time. The RNLI is asking for donations to be sent in to the charity by 26 November.


Notes to Editors
• Follow the hashtag #RNLIFishSupper for updates on the campaign.

• The main corporate supporters for Fish Supper are: Lakeland, Saucy Fish Co. and Naked Wines.

• *Meal times are classed between 5pm and 8pm.
• **One minute videos are available to view by clicking on the following links: Fish curry, Fish cakes, Fish wrapper, Origami napkin video.

• If you would like to speak to a crew member, please see below details of media contact.

Media contacts
For more information please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland