A fish and chip shop night at the Staney Hill Hall in Lerwick on Saturday evening has raised £525 for the RNLI.
The event was part of the RNLI's nationwide annual 'Fish Supper' event, staged between 11th and 27th October, to raise funds to support the charity's lifesaving work.
An estimated seventy people turned out to enjoy a menu of items cooked to order, including the popular choice of local haddock with chips and peas.
Several local businesses either donated menu items or helped out, including JK Mainland Farm who provided a quantity of Ness tatties; and the whitefish boat Avrella 'LK174', provided freshly caught haddock, that was filleted by Island Fish Shetland Ltd. The Fort Chip Shop chipped the tatties and donated the batter; and Hughson Brothers Ltd donated peas and tartare sauce. Shetland Janitorial Supplies donated takeaway containers and cutlery, and the Peerie Shop Cafe loaned catering equipment.
The event was organised by Cathy Mann and Margaret Harms who both have family connections to crew members on the RNLI Lerwick lifeboat.
Ian Harms, Mechanic/Coswain of the Lerwick lifeboat said: “We’d like to thank everyone who came along to support this RNLI Fish Supper event especially to the many local businesses who donated or helped with the event. Our special thanks go to Cathy and Margaret for their hard work, along with other volunteers, in the hall on the night. We’re very grateful for the total sum raised of £525, which will help us to save lives at sea.”
Any other groups or hall committees who may consider hosting an RNLI Fish Supper event in future can find more details at:
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Bob Kerr, RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat Press Officer,
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]rg.uk
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, [email protected]
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789
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