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Burry Port RNLI hosts sell out Fish Supper fundraiser

Lifeboats News Release

Almost 100 people attended an RNLI Fish Supper fundraising event held on Friday (7 October) in Burry Port.

The event was held at the Shoreline Holiday Park in Burry Port and saw fish and chips supplied for the hungry guests by Joseph's Chippy in Station Road.

Music on the night was provided by local group 'Bus Stop', a raffle was held, and in all around £500 was raised for the RNLI charity.

The RNLI's annual Fish Supper fundraiser sees people up and down the country to host a fish-themed dinner party with friends or family to raise vital funds for the charity which saves lives at sea. 

The fundraiser honours the RNLI's lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to go out on lifeboat shouts. 

Burry Port RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Alun Wells said: 'Our Fish Supper was yet another great success for our fundraising team, who were well supported by the station's volunteer crew and their families and friends, so a big thank you to all for making it such a successful evening.'
 
Anyone interested in hosting their own Fish Supper can request a free fundraising pack and receive more information by visiting RNLI.org/FishSupper. The website features recipes, party game ideas and place name cards to help the evening go swimmingly.

The main weekend for holding a Fish Supper is this weekend, 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:
 
The attached pictures come from the successful Burry Port RNLI Fish Supper fundraising event on Friday. Credit RNLI/Burry Port.
 
Media contacts:
 
For further information, please contact Burry Port RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer Alun Wells on 07929 783239 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.
 

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