Sutton-on-Sea and Trusthorpe Lifeboat Guild Jigsaw Festival
Sutton-on-Sea and Trusthorpe Lifeboat Guild are holding a Jigsaw Festival on 10 August 2019 to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Volunteers will be selling jigsaws and books at the Meridale Centre in Sutton-on-Sea on Saturday 10 August from 10.00am to 1.30pm. Refreshments will also be available.
Kim Hoey, Guild Committee member, said: ‘We are holding this new event on a Saturday to hopefully attract tourists visiting the area, as well as local people. There are several caravan and holiday parks in the area and we know that in inclement weather jigsaws are always a good way of filling time.’
Donations of jigsaws would also be very much appreciated. Contact Kim Hoey (07544 191913) or Lesley Robinson (078806 092528) for further information.
The Sutton-on-Sea and Trusthorpe Lifeboat Guild was formed in 1966 with the aim of raising funds for the RNLI to provide boats, equipment and training for the Volunteer Lifeboat Crews so that they can continue to save lives at sea.
Although early figures of funds are not available, between 1976 and 2018 Guild members raised in excess of £200,373. During 2018 the Guild raised £4774.00 from their monthly coffee mornings held at the Enterprise Hall in Sutton-on-Sea, scrabble afternoons, the generosity of local businesses, individual donations and from home and shop collection boxes.
The photograph shows RNLI jigsaws available from RNLI shops. Photo credit: RNLI
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Debbie Kendrick on 07504 713092 or by email Debbie_Kendrick@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, 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.