Walton and Frinton RNLI supporters raise a laugh for station funds

Lifeboats News Release

Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Fundraising Guild recently held a successful Comedy Night to boost funds.

RNLI/Walton and Frinton Fundraising Guild.

Supporters enjoying the recent RNLI comedy night at Walton & Frinton RNLI
The event, which was hosted by the Rigdons Event venue and sponsored by a range of other local businesses, was enjoyed by 150 people and raised a fantastic £2621.28. The evening was compered by TV comedian Paul Eastwood who introduced a range of acts leaving the audience in stitches.

Speaking afterwards venue owner, Debbie Byles said: 'We would like to say many thanks to Paul Eastwood for being such a brilliant compère and stand up.

'The comedy night was a fantastic success and we raised over £2,600 for the RNLI. We had lots of laughs and it was so lovely to see so many local friends and family there. Thanks also to everyone who helped in any way for their support.'

Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Fundraising Guild Chairman Richard Wyatt said: 'What a fantastic night we had. Thank you to Paul Eastwood and the comedians, a huge thank you to Steve and Debbie Byles for the use of their stunning venue.

'To all Rigdon events staff for their bar and barbecue skills. Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make the event possible and finally a huge thank you to everyone that came along to support the event.'

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]

Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or [email protected]

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