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Dungeness Angling Association raises £4,100 at the World Dab Championships 2017

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 12 February the World Dab Fishing Competition 2017 was held at Dungeness organised by the Dungeness Angling Association and £4,100 was raised for the RNLI.

Presentation by Georgie King, Chairlady of Dungeness Fundraising Committee to Simon Newman of a RNLI Framed Certificate of Thanks signed by the RNLI Chief Executive

RNLI/Judith Richardson

Presentation by Georgie King, Chairlady of Dungeness Fundraising Committee to Simon Newman of an RNLI Framed Certificate of Thanks signed by the RNLI Chief Executive
Hundreds of anglers descended on Dungeness to take part in this annual event. Even though the weather was wet, windy and cold this did not deter the enthusiasm of the anglers involved. Registration and the weigh-in afterwards were held at Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station and the RNLI volunteer crew and supporters helped out with the organisers.

Huge amount of raffle tickets were sold on the day and after the weighing-in at the end, a presentation was made to Simon Newman from ‘Castaways B and B’ Coast Drive, Lydd On Sea who organised the event with the donated raffle prizes and the sponsorship. This is the seventh year this event has happened and Simon has now raised over £35,000 for the RNLI.

Georgie King, Chairlady of the Dungeness RNLI Fundraising Committee presented Simon with a framed Certificate Of Thanks from the Chief Executive of the RNLI.

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  • Judith Richardson – Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
    01797 320062 / 07859264226/ pressofficer@dungenesslifeboat.org.uk
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
Anglers after their Dab competition enjoying the prize giving and the fantastic raffle

RNLI/Judith Richardson

Anglers after their Dab competition at Dungeness RNLI boathouse enjoying the prize giving and the fantastic raffle

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