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Have a little fishy on a little dishy with the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

If you’re a Dab hand in the kitchen, why not take the oppor-tuna-ty to make a fish supper to raise money for the RNLI between 11-27 October this year?

RNLI/KT Bruce

Representatives from The Smallholding and Sankey's with crewmembers

Now in its fifth year, the RNLI Fish Supper is an annual event where staff, crews and members of the public host a range of ‘fish suppers’ – from a bass-ic fish finger sandwich to a so-fish-ticated three course meal – all in support of our volunteer crews whose dinners are interrupted – or left on the plate - when their pagers go off and they launch to save lives at sea.

In 2018, a fin-tastic total of £170,490.69 was raised - a whopping £13K over our target! Over 260 Fish Supper events took place in 168 branches and stations, and 100 people hosted Fish Suppers at home. As a charity, the RNLI depends entirely on donations, legacies and funds generously raised by the public.

The Smallholding in Kilndown and Sankey’s fishmongers in Tunbridge Wells will both be supporting the Fish Supper this year. The Smallholding will make a donation for each drink sold from a selected menu, whilst Sankey’s will not only support the campaign themselves, but also supply The Smallholding with their fish. On 22 October, The Smallholding will host a fabulous celebratory dinner with tickets priced at £80 to raise much-needed funds to keep the RNLI boats afloat and their crews kitted out.

To o-fish-ally pre-register your interest in hosting an event, visit rnli.org/fish-supper/register-your-interest

Media contacts

For more information, or for interview requests, contact Julie Rainey, Regional Media Manager for London and the south east, on 07827 358 256 / julie_rainey@rnli.org.uk , Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer on 07785 296 252 or paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 / pressoffice@rnli.org.uk

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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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