Larne RNLI opens its doors for Macmillan charity coffee morning

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat crew are throwing open the doors of the lifeboat station as they host a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan, the cancer support charity.

Larne RNLI Macmillan coffee morning


Larne RNLI Macmillan coffee morning
The event is to be held at 10.30am to 2pm on Saturday 29 September and the crew are already planning a bake off to entice the public along and to dig deep for the charity.

Visitors to the lifeboat station for the coffee morning can make a donation to Macmillan in one of the collection boxes that will be present on the morning. They will also be welcome to sample some of the baked goods that the lifeboat crew will be bringing along on the day. There will food and refreshment on hand all morning.

Crew will be on hand to provide tours of the Station, demonstrate the life saving kit & give an insight into Lifeboat launches in and around Larne.

Many local businesses have already shown their support providing some great raffle prizes for the event. Thanks to Eleganze Hair & Beauty, Marty's Catering, Curran court Hotel & Allan Dorman and son who have donated so generously to this great cause.

Commenting on the fundraising event Larne RNLI’s lifeboat mechanic Derek Rea said,

‘This will be a fundraiser with a difference for us here. As a charity we are thankful to the people of Larne for supporting the lifeboat but we also want to help others and raise funds for this worthy cause. There is hardly a person whose life has not been touched by cancer, either through battling it themselves or seeing someone they care about suffering with it. Support for cancer sufferers and research into treatment is ongoing and the Macmillan coffee morning is a great way to raise awareness and funds for this work.’

The lifeboat station is situated at 11 Olderfleet Road in Larne and people wishing to learn more about the Macmillan coffee morning fundraisers can visit

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.