Welsh restaurants reel in diners to help save lives at sea
The RNLI is calling on the people of north Wales to sink their teeth into a delicious fish dish to raise vital funds, as the lifesaving charity launches its annual Fish Supper fundraiser this weekend.
North Wales-based Dylans have already taken the bait and will be hosting Fish Suppers at its Llandudno and Menai Bridge restaurants on 12 October. Ticket holders can look forward to Fish and chips or Sea Bass, followed by a Jelly Fish dessert of a vanilla pannacotta, with berry compote.
David Evans, Dylans Director says:
‘We’re proud to be hosting the RNLI fundraising dinner again this year. Delicious food along with guest speakers, all in aid of an incredible charity, which happens to be our charity of the year 2017. We have already been donating 50p from the sale of our pizzas to the RNLI and by also taking part in this event we hope to give something back to these brave volunteers.’
Mediterranean Restaurant Catch 22 based in Valley on Anglesey has also jumped on board. Diners were treated to some fine cuisine on 5 October to raise funds to enable the volunteer crew to continue saving lives.
People across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to host a fish-themed meal for friends and family on the weekend of 13–15 October to help the charity continue saving lives at sea.
The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services, and the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members often sacrifice their precious meal times at a moment’s notice, answering the call of their pagers to save lives at sea.
Whether it’s a simple fish finger sandwich or a more challenging culinary masterpiece, everyone is invited to get involved in this year’s Fish Supper. If in need of a little inspiration, MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire’s Cheesy Fish Pie is a great place to start.
Jane says: ‘I love cooking for my family, and my cheesy fish pie is always a crowd pleaser – plus, it’s so easy to prepare. I urge anyone who hasn’t tried cooking fish before to give this recipe a try, and impress your friends and family while raising vital funds for the RNLI’s brave lifeboat crews.’
To receive your free Fish Supper fundraising pack, and to see some mouth-watering recipe inspiration, including Jane’s Cheesy Fish Pie, visit RNLI.org/FishSupper. Fundraising packs are available in Welsh and English.
Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. It costs over £485,000 per day to run the RNLI, and the charity relies on donations from the public to continue its lifesaving service.
David Evans, Director at Dylans and Gemma Webb, Events Co-ordinator treat Llandudno RNLI volunteer Luke Heritage and mechanic Les Jones to a sample of what’s in store at the Fish and Chip supper.
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829. Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email email@example.com.
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, Carrybridge 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