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  • Gather family and friends for an RNLI Fish Supper

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner – our volunteer crews leave their families at a moment's notice to save lives at sea.

    So between 9-11 October, we're asking you to host an RNLI Fish Supper with your family and friends in their honour.

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    RNLI lifeboat volunteers battling rough conditions to save lives at sea
  • The call of home

    If it wasn't for the support of their loved ones and people like you, our lifeboat volunteers couldn’t save lives at sea.

    You can help bring them back home safely by hosting an RNLI Fish Supper this October.

    Watch our short film
    Watch The call of home: our short film in support of RNLI Fish Supper
  • Leaving family
    and plates for
    the pager

    'We were eating steak and chips.

    'My pager went off and I gave Kirsty a kiss and waved goodbye to my little girl, Olivia, and baby boy, Ollie.'

    RNLI Crew Member Tony Cox
    Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

    Read our lifesavers' stories
    Porthcawl RNLI Crew Member Tony Cox and Porthcawl’s B class lifeboat Rose of the Shires
  • Make your supper
    a success

    We've got all you need for the perfect fish supper.

    Free fundraising kit when you sign up; hosting tips; recipe ideas; party games; place cards.

    Even how to make a napkin lifeboat!

    Be inspired
    Learn how to make a napkin lifeboat for your RNLI Fish Supper
  • Crew recipe: Charlie's Cromer Crab Cakes

    Executive Chef and Cromer Crew Member Charlie Hodson knows only too well what it's like to leave loved ones at a moment's notice.

    So he’s all for RNLI Fish Supper and shares his favourite fish recipe to inspire your maritime menu.

    Try Charlie's recipe
    Executive Chef and Cromer Crew Member Charlie Hodson and his delicious crab cakes
Gather family and friends for an RNLI Fish Supper
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