Pier Cafe fish supper lands Tobermory RNLI lifeboat lifesaving funds
An RNLI fish supper at Tobermory's Pier Cafe on Saturday night landed a whopping £752 to help Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew save lives at sea.
It wasn’t only fish suppers on the menu at the popular café close to the lifeboat station with supporters able to also choose from sausage, black pudding and, of course, haggis. Chef Paul Jakiel and staff Katy McAdam and Hannah Noble not only worked flat out to serve up 120 covers but also gave up their time for free. Earlier in the afternoon, Tobermory’s volunteer crew and fundraisers prepared 50kg of potatoes. Despite the miserable weather, locals and visitors turned out in force to eat in or ‘carry oot’, raising £752 to help save lives at sea.
Tobermory RNLI Coxswain David McHaffie said: ‘This was the first time we have organised an RNLI fish supper and it was a huge success. We’re grateful to Paul, Katy and Hannah for their hard work and for serving up such delicious food. Thanks too to Lindsay Macdonald of the Pier Café for supporting the event and to all of the diners who so generously came out in the pouring rain.’
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.