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Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper a resounding success!

Lifeboats News Release

Yarmouth lifeboat station’s 2017 Fish Supper took place on Friday evening and was once again expertly hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club. This annual charity event is open to the local community and raises vital funds - over £2000 this year - to help support the RNLI saving lives at sea.

Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

RNLI/Claire Hallett

Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

The Supper was very well attended this year with diners including the current and former Coxswains of the Yarmouth lifeboat, Howard Lester and David Lemonius, plus current and former Deputy Coxswains, Pete Lemonius and Joe Lester. Volunteers from the fundraising and RNLI shop teams also attended.

The Royal Solent served up 112 plates of delicious fish & chips and very kindly donated £5 from each ticket sold. Further funds were raised through the sale of raffle tickets, plus a game of ‘Heads & Tails’ and by the end of the evening the total amount accrued was a fantastic £2053!

Thank you to all those who came along to support this sell-out event and who donated so generously, and also to RNLI volunteers Debbie Cotton (Chairman of Fundraising), Pat Lester and Jeremy Willcock (Lifeboat Operations Manager), who helped to make it such an enjoyable and successful evening.

The next Yarmouth RNLI fundraiser will be a Christmas Fair at The George on Wednesday 22nd November - good quality bric-à-brac would be gratefully received by the RNLI shop in Yarmouth.


RNLI media contacts

Claire Hallett, Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer 07814 900398, claire_iow@yahoo.co.uk

Richard Heming, Yarmouth RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer 07810 371233

Paul Dunt, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) 0207 6207416 / 07866 668825 / paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789.


Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper - Heads & Tails Game

RNLI/Claire Hallett

Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper - Heads & Tails Game

RNLI/Claire Hallett

Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper - Heads & Tails Game
Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

RNLI/Claire Hallett

Yarmouth RNLI Fish Supper at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

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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