Micro pub raises a Mega amount for the RNLI
A tiny pub in Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent has raised a massive £20,000 for the RNLI, the charity that ‘Saves Lives at Sea’
Staff and customers of the award winning ‘Admirals Arm’ micro pub were thanked by the Coxswain and crew of the Sheerness RNLI lifeboats on Friday 29 November after being presented with a cheque for the huge total of £20,000 at the pub by landlords Rachel and Chris Collier.
The money has been raised since the pub was first established just three years ago by Rachel and Chris in a variety of ways including fish suppers, cake bakes and also very popular weekly quiz nights which are hosted by an excellent team of volunteer ‘quiz masters’. Another source of income has been the pubs £1 mobile phone fine that is instituted if a customer answers their phone whilst on the premises accompanied by shouts of ‘fine, fine’ by everybody present
Rachel, who is herself a crew member of the Sheerness lifeboats said: ‘Chris and I would like to thank all our customers for their excellent support with our fundraising and also our brilliant quiz masters who between them give up their time to support the RNLI every Thursday night throughout the year.’
Rachel and Chris will continue their fundraising for the RNLI and in particular they are keen to raise money for the new Shannon class Sheerness ALB 14-38 the ‘Judith Copping Joyce’ that is still under construction at Poole, due to be finished in March next year and then hopefully on station at Sheerness in late April ,having completed satisfactory sea trials prior to being delivered. Supplies of the new RNLI Sheerness lapel badges and fridge magnets etc are also now available at the pub.
More details of The Admirals Arm can be found on their website, www.admiralsarm.co.uk and also on Facebook. If you would like to visit you will find the pub at Trafalgar Court, West Street, Queenborough, ME11 5AD.
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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, 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.