‘Seafood extravaganza’ raises funds for Tobermory RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Last night (Saturday 7 September 2019) the annual seafood feast hosted in Dervaig village hall, Isle of Mull, raised the impressive sum of £1845 for the RNLI.

Auctioneer Nick Turnbull
Auctioneer Nick Turnbull

The annual ‘seafood extravaganza’ is now in its 18th year and with tickets selling out in minutes, is a popular local event. Seventy people enjoyed a feast of six courses of locally caught seafood prepared in the hall by an army of volunteers. The main event is the famous ‘Dervaig seafood plank’ featuring a mountain of prawns, crab claws and lobster.

Once again, the proceeds from the after-dinner auction were donated to the RNLI. The lots were donated from the local community and businesses and included artwork, whisky, whole salmon and cut logs. An amazing £1845 was raised and the generosity of the both the organisers and those who bid for items is greatly appreciated by all at Tobermory RNLI.

For further information, please contact:

Leanne Blair, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07711549609 or [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or [email protected]

The Dervaig seafood plank

RNLI/Leanne Blair

The Dervaig seafood plank

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