Bands in the Boathouse rocked St Ives

Lifeboats News Release

The evening of Friday 23rd August saw another important fundraising date for St Ives RNLI.

RNLI/Tim Antcliff

Crew receiving donated items from Sharps Brewery

Bands in the boathouse is becoming a regular event that both locals and tourists visiting St Ives look forward to - and this year did not disappoint!

The lifeboat station doors opened at 7pm, and the boathouse was heaving with excited attendees.

Visitors were entertained by the fabulous band Totally Funked up playing live music throughout the evening, lots of dancing and singing was to be seen and heard.
Visitors were able to get some great grub from the roaring BBQ that was set up just outside the boathouse, and refreshments were also available.

We had a fantastic auction, with all lots generously purchased by an excited audience of people.

We are delighted to report that the evening managed to raise an amazing £5,970, this is a really meaningful amount of money that will go to purchasing essential equipment that our volunteer crew need to keep them safe and ensure that they can continue to save lives at sea.

Rob Cocking, Coxswain said 'What a great evening, and it’s wonderful to see that everyone continues to support St Ives RNLI. None of it would have been possible though without the local support of businesses sponsoring, donating and supporting us so we could achieve this great amount raised that will be put to great use'

Everyone at St Ives RNLI would like to personally thank Millerson Estate Agents and Aspects Holidays for their sponsorship of the event.

We also want to say a huge thank you to Sharp’s Brewery, St Ives Brewery, Seabuck Tonic and Saint Ives Liquor Company for all of the donated refreshments for the evening - very generous and again ensured we could raise funds.

Our auction would not of been possible without the support of the Mermaid Seafood Restaurant ,St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, Harbour St Ives, Laff Kids Clothes, Hudson St. Ives, St Ives Surf School ,Bier Huis Grand Café, Cornish Cream, Quba & Co, St Ives Glass Studio, Off The Beaten Track, Jo Downs Handmade Glass, St Ives Seaglass Co, John Chard Photography St. Ives, Saint Ives Liquor Co. who all very generously donated items or vouchers so we could raise funds at our auction - thank you all.

RNLI/Rob Cocking

Visitors dancing to the band Totally Funked Up

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