A B&B has baked up a novel way of raising funds for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Toulson Court Bed and Breakfast proprietors Angela and James Rusden give homemade cake to their guests in Scarborough.

When guests offer to pay, the couple request a donation to the lifeboat.

'We’re trying to do something that nobody else does,' explains James.

Angela and James took over the B&B, in Columbus Ravine, ten weeks ago.

Toulson Court is third out of 187 Scarborough B&Bs on TripAdvisor.

Two guests who are in town for the cricket festival raised about £700 for the RNLI at their golden wedding last year.

Margaret and Alan Frank, from Wakefield, told friends and relatives that they wanted no presents, just donations to the RNLI.

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Angela and James Rusden and their homemade cakes. Photo credit: Dave Barry.

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