Join October’s Fishy Fundraising and help RNLI Penarth save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

Lifesaving charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), is calling on people across Glamorgan & Cardiff to join in with Penarth RNLI’s Fashion Week and Fish Supper – the autumn’s big fundraising event.

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RNLI flag models at Penarth Fashion Week

Between 6-21 October 2018, 16 events will be taking place across Penarth, to raise vital funds to help the RNLI save lives at sea. From fashion shows to Fish Suppers and a Bollywood Boogie to beauty workshops, Penarth Fashion Week has something for everyone.

In 2017, RNLI lifeboats launched 8,436 times and its volunteers rescued 8,072 people across the UK and Republic of Ireland. On average 22 people per day were rescued.

The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services.

Caroline Eva, Chair of Penarth Fundraising Committee, and co-organiser of Penarth Fashion Week says:

“Last year, RNLI Penarth’s Fashion Week raised over £11,500 for the RNLI and this year we hope to exceed that amount. We have lots of events planned and hope to build on last year’s success. We’re working with local businesses across the town to make this a fortnight to remember!

“We’re really looking forward to the fashion show and Fish Supper at Penarth Lifeboat Station on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, as the station takes on a new lease of life, housing catwalk models, dinner guests and music.”

Caroline, is one of the many volunteer fundraisers who work tirelessly in their Lifeboat Branch groups to raise the vital funds to keep the RNLI’s lifeboats ready to respond to any emergencies along the Welsh coast.

This summer, Caroline represented the RNLI at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday bash and spoke to both Prince Charles and Camila and saw Harry and Megan on their first official engagement after getting married.

If you can’t get to any Fish Supper events, you can still get involved with the foodie fundraiser by gathering family and friends and hosting your own Fish Supper and contribute to helping raise vital funds. Anyone can sign up to be a host and it doesn’t matter how accomplished you are at cooking – you might want to prepare a fancy three course meal for all of the family or just a fish finger sandwich for you and a friend – the choice is yours!

Visit RNLI.org/fishsupper to sign up to host your own Fish Supper, browse our tasty recipes and download our fun fishy quiz and party materials; and don’t forget to share your event on social media using the hashtag #RNLIFishSupper and tagging us @RNLI.

A full list of events can be found at http://penarthfashionweek.co.uk/.

Notes to editors

  • Businesses supporting Penarth Fashion Week include: Willmores 1938, The Queen B, Blu Hair Salon, Griffin Books, Edinburgh Woolen Mill and John Lewis.

  • Caroline Eva is available for interview and photo opportunities

    RNLI media contacts

    For more information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07951051128 or Danielle Rush, Regional Media Manager on 01745 585162 or email danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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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 142,400 lives.

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Long view of tables in Penarth LBS pre event

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Front of Penarth LBS - Fish Supper evening

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Caroline Eva representing the RNLI atPrince Charles' Birthday Party

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, in a normal year, 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.