Fine fishy fundraiser in Newcastle to help the RNLI save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

Lifesaving charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has teamed up with the Jesmond Dene House Hotel in Newcastle to offer an evening of fine food, fish and fun at a Fish Supper – as part of the RNLI’s national foodie fundraising event of the autumn.


The Fish Supper venue

The evening will take place on Friday 19 October and tickets cost £80 per head. The night will feature a specially designed ‘fish dinner’ created by its new chef, Danny Parker.*

Diners can expect great food, as well as some inspirational guest speakers and the chance to win some great prizes in the raffle.

Helen Loynes, Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI in the North East said: ‘We’d like to thank the hotel for all their support and we’re really looking forward to the event. Money raised will go towards supporting our charity’s brave volunteer crews to ensure that they can continue to save lives at sea. We hope that lots of people will come along to enjoy themselves for a great cause.’

Leanne Cheek, General Manager of the hotel added: ‘We are delighted to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign with an event at Jesmond Dene House Hotel. Our new head chef, Danny Parker, formerly of Michelin Star Restaurant House of Tides, is looking forward to launching this exclusive fish menu. We know it will be a fantastic evening!’

Tickets can be purchased by calling the hotel events team on 0191 212 3000. Tickets can be bought individually or people can team up with friends, family and colleagues to book a table.

The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members often sacrifice their precious meal times and special occasions at a moment’s notice, answering the call of their pagers to help those in need on the water.

People can visit to sign up to host their own Fish Supper, browse tasty recipes or download the Fun Fishy Quiz and party materials. Events can be shared on social media using the hashtag #RNLIFishSupper

Notes to editors

  • To purchase tickets, please contact the Jesmond Dene Hotel events team on: 0191 212 3000.

  • A vegetarian option of the meal is also available.

  • The RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign is a national event and anyone can sign up to be a host. It doesn’t matter how accomplished hosts are at cooking – from a fancy three course meal to a simple fish finger sandwich – the money raised will go towards helping the charity to save lives at sea. More details are available by visiting:

  • In 2017, RNLI lifeboats launched 8436 times and its volunteers rescued 8072 people across the UK and Republic of Ireland. On average 22 people per day were saved.

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For more information please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer for the North East and East, on: 07824 518641 or at:

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.

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