Join the RNLI for a ‘Night at the Museum’ and help save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI is asking supporters across the south west to take part in the charity’s annual foodie fundraiser to help save lives at sea.


Fish Supper at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Celebrating the partnership between the RNLI and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, the lifesaving charity are delighted to be able to promise an evening of fun, fish and fundraising with a Fish Supper at the museum, on Saturday 26 October.

Guests at the ‘Night at the Museum’ will enjoy a private viewing of the Fisherman’s Friends film before being treated to the sounds of the Bryher’s Boys, a traditional sea shanty group, as they enjoy a delicious Rick Stein’s fish and chip supper in the main hall of the museum.

James Clarke, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager says: ‘We are hosting our biggest and best-yet Fish Supper event at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in aid of the courageous men and women who brave all weathers to help those in need at sea. RNLI volunteers regularly get called away from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to go to sea, in often horrendous conditions, this is your opportunity to see the kit, meet some of the crew and most importantly have fun whilst saving lives at sea.

Tickets cost just £25 per person and are available from or by calling or by calling 0300 300 9995’

Those who can’t make it to Falmouth can sign up online to host their own Fish Supper for friends and family or simply join in with the raft of Fish Suppers being organised by local RNLI fundraising teams, lifeboat crew volunteers and businesses across the south west between 11 and 27 October 2019.

The RNLI is busier than ever, with on average 26 people a day across the UK and Ireland, needing the charity’s lifesaving services. In 2018 alone, RNLI lifeboats launched 1,325 times and volunteer crew rescued 1,650 people in the south west.

James continues:

‘If you can’t get to an event or don’t have one near you, you can host your own Fish Supper, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a culinary connoisseur or a novice cook, we’ve got recipes for everyone on our website, including vegan and vegetarian options. If you fancy rustling up a three-course meal or just a fish finger sandwich, the money you raise could help save lives at sea.’

Visit to download your free party pack, including a fun fishy quiz and party materials. There are also recipes from celebrity chefs to whet your appetite! Don’t forget to share your event on social media using the hashtag #RNLIFishSupper.

Notes to editors

  • Please see image attached, credit RNLI/Nigel Millard

  • Please also see flyer attached for the event

  • For interview requests, please contact Amy on the details below

  • To find your nearest Fish Supper event or purchase tickets for the ‘Night at the Museum’ visit

  • RNLI media contacts For more information please contact Amy Caldwell RNLI Regional Media Manager at or 07920818807 or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789

RNLI/Nigel Millard

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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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