Restaurateur hands over cheque to Weymouth lifeboat station

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'Rockfish' is an up and coming seafood restaurant chain with several restaurants around the South West and will be soon opening a new Rockfish restaurant on Weymouth Esplanade.

Dave Strauss, Andy Sargent and Mitch Tonks outside Weymouth lifeboat station

RNLI/Ken Francis

Rockfish restaurateurs visit Weymouth lifeboat station

Rockfish restaurateur Mitch Tonks and Rockfish Operational Director Dave Strauss visited Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station to hand over a cheque for £2,500 to lifeboat Coxswain Andy Sargent.

A spokesperson for Rockfish said; 'At Rockfish we believe in being a part of our community and supporting local charities is part of that belief. We work hard to make a positive contribution where we can. Each of our restaurants is proud to support a local charity. On our menus we let all of our customers know that they can help support these local charities if they’d like to by paying an optional £1 table donation on their bill – it is optional but we are delighted that so many guests choose to help support these great causes'.

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