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Lydney Yacht Club’s fundraising success in aid of RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Lydney Yacht Club held a special Fish Supper earlier this month – all in aid of saving lives at sea.

Visitors from sailing clubs along the Bristol Channel joined the yacht club members to enjoy a feast of luxury fish pies and haddock bakes on Saturday 1 October, as the sailing community joined together to raise £400 for the RNLI.   The fish supper fundraiser was arranged by Allan James, supported by Chris Orme and Commodore Paul Hayes, to coincide with the Yacht Club’s Oktoberfest. 

Over the course of the evening 48 fish pies, 18 haddock bakes and a special fish fingers and chips option for the younger members were served at the Old Shipwright’s House to the delighted crowd.   Sea shanties were sung and a wonderful night was had by all.

The RNLI is encouraging people to host a fish-themed dinner party with friends or family between 14-16 October, to raise vital funds for the charity which saves lives at sea.  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.

Notes to editor

Attached are photos of the evening.  Please credit Lydney Yacht Club.

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For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email

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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