Tobermory RNLI Fish Supper nets over £1,400

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI’s Fish Supper raised £1,453 on Saturday 5 October 2019 to help the local lifeboat to save lives at sea.

Coxswain David McHaffie, fundraisers Nettie Stirling and Helen Foster with chefs Paul and Ian at Tobermory RNLI Fish Supper


Coxswain David McHaffie, fundraisers Nettie Stirling and Helen Foster with chefs Paul and Ian at Tobermory RNLI Fish Supper

Now in its third year, the annual fish and chip shop night was held at the Mishnish Hotel with lifeboat crew members Alec Brown and Iain ‘Ogg’ Mackenzie delivering 42 suppers to the outlying villages of Dervaig and Salen.

As well as the traditional fish supper, sausage, ribs and, of course, haggis were also on the menu along with mushy peas, gravy and curry sauce. In total 195 suppers were served up on the night,– including 128 fish suppers courtesy of Chef Paul Jakiel and his team of helpers with food being donated by the Mishnish and Lindsay Macdonald of the Pier Cafe.

Tobermory RNLI Fundraising Chair, Nettie Stirling said: ‘Once again our RNLI Fish Supper has been a tremendous success thanks to the generosity of our communities here on Mull. We’d like to thank the Mishnish and the Pier Cafe for their support and particularly to Chef Paul and his team who turned out nearly 200 suppers. £1,453 is a fantastic sum which will help the lifeboat station to carry on saving lives at sea.’

Tobermory RNLI's Fundraising Group is on the look out for new volunteers to help run successful and fun events like the Fish Supper. You can give as much or as little time as you like and you don't have to be on the committee. If you're interested or would like to know more, contact the lifeboat station via [email protected] or call 01688 302143.

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