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Mouth-watering support in Scarborough for the RNLI's Fish Supper

Lifeboats News Release

The Welcome Inne on Sandside in Scarborough is stepping up to the plate to support the RNLI’s fish supper fundraising campaign.

It is in honour of lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.

The seafont café has pledged to donate all proceeds from sales between 4pm and 7pm on 14 October to the RNLI.

The RNLI is calling on people across the area to host a fish supper. The lifesaving charity is encouraging people to host a fish-themed dinner party with friends or family from 14-16 October, to raise vital funds.

In 2015 alone, the charity’s lifeboats launched 8,228 times and volunteers rescued 7,973 people across the UK and Ireland. This includes 348 people who would have died if not for being saved by the RNLI.

Scarborough RNLI lifeboat operations manager John Senior said: 'Anyone can take part, no matter what their cooking abilities are. Even if you don’t fancy doing the washing up, there are ways for everyone to get involved!

'It’s a great way to catch up with friends and family while raising vital funds to enable our charity’s volunteer crews to continue saving lives at sea.'

Guests are invited to make a donation to the RNLI while the host cooks up a storm. All proceeds from the fish supper will help provide the best equipment and training for RNLI volunteers.

The importance of togetherness and team spirit is at the heart of the RNLI and is what makes the charity and its volunteers so special. In 2015, RNLI volunteer crew members missed nearly 7,000 meals to rescue people in need of assistance.

To request a free fundraising pack and receive more information, visit The website features recipes, party game ideas and place name cards to help the evening go swimmingly.

Although the main time for holding a fish supper is 14–16 October, events can be held at any time. The RNLI is asking for donations to be sent in by 26 November.

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows crewman Will Cammish tucking in at last year's fish supper with Sue Durward of the Welcome Inn café and John Senior (credit RNLI/Dave Barry).

RNLI Media contacts
For further details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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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