Tuck into an RNLI Fish Supper and help us save lives at sea!

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI is asking the people of Larne to take part in the charity’s annual foodie fundraiser, Fish Supper, to help save lives at sea.

The RNLI is encouraging people to come together with friends, family or their local communities this autumn, to have fun and enjoy a fish-themed dish to help save lives.

The RNLI is a 24/7 modern emergency service that relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members often sacrifice their precious mealtimes and special occasions at a moment’s notice to answer their pagers and help those in trouble at sea.

The RNLI is busier than ever, with on average 26 people a day across Ireland and the UK, needing the charity’s lifesaving services. In 2018 alone, RNLI lifeboats launched 8,964 times and volunteer crew rescued 9,412 people.

Esther Dorman, Secretary of Larne RNLI Fundraising Committee, says: ‘We are hosting our biggest and best-yet Fish Supper event at East Antrim Boat Club on Saturday 19th October at 7pm in aid of our volunteer crew who brave all weathers to help those in need at sea, and we’d love to see our community joining in with the fun and the festivities!’. Menu options available and kids welcome! Tickets cost £10 per person and booking is essential by 10th October. To book please contact 07516496945 or 07802201361.

Every penny raised for RNLI Fish Supper will help prevent drowning and will go towards providing vital lifeboat crew kit, fuel for lifeboats and essential training, including the charity’s many drowning prevention programmes, such as Swim Safe sessions for children.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Fiona Kirkpatrick, Larne RNLI volunteer crew member on 07738059405 or Steven Lee, Larne RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07753274490 or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 00353 876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 00353 871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.