Halton Fish and Chip Shop launches campaign to raise funds for Morecambe RNLI

Lifeboats Statement

Blacks’ Fish and Chip shop in Halton is supporting the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign which encourages people across the UK and Ireland to host a fish-themed meal for friends and family during the weekend of 13–15 October 2017.

Morecambe lifeboat crew members James Donnell and Steve Wilson with Matthew Black and Brett Coulton

RNLI/Morecambe

Halton Fish and Chip Shop launches campaign to raise funds for Morecambe lifeboat

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October they will be holding a collection for the lifeboat as well as donating 10% of their takings from each day to help the charity continue saving lives at sea. Chip shop owner Matthew Black said: ‘We are proud to be supporting the RNLI again this year and hope we can raise plenty of money to help the lifeboat’s volunteers continue their important work.’

Shop Opening Times are: Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm. Evenings: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

The Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Roger Mace, is also holding a ‘Fish and Chip Supper’ on Thursday 12 October at the Alhambra in Morecambe. The doors will open at 7.00pm.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £10, from the Mayor’s Office with a choice of: fish, chips & mushy peas; sausage, chips & peas or cheese & onion pies & peas plus a drink.

Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. It costs over £485,000 per day to run the RNLI, and the charity relies on donations from the public to continue its lifesaving service.

Notes to editors

  • Morecambe Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1966.
  • Personnel can be available for interview.
  • Photo shows Morecambe lifeboat crew members James Donnell and Steve Wilson with Matthew Black and Brett Coulton. Credit: Morecambe RNLI

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For more information please telephone or email Colin Midwinter, RNLI Morecambe Lifeboat Press Officer on 07885 772820 or contact Mark Bateson, RNLI Morecambe Assistant Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 496685.

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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.

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