Restaurateur hands over cheque to Weymouth lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

'Rockfish' is an up and coming seafood restaurant chain with several restaurants around the South West and has just opened a new Rockfish restaurant on Weymouth Esplanade.

L to R - Weymouth RNLI Coxswain Andy Sargent, Lifeboat station Treasurer Jo Birch, Lifeboat station Archivist Alan Birch, Rockfish General Manager Kate Raven, Rockfish Restaurateur Mitch Tonks, Lifeboat station press officer Ken Francis

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Mitch Tonks handed over a cheque for £2,500 for the RNLI to invited personnel from Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station

On the official opening night of Wednesday 11th September Rockfish restaurateur Mitch Tonks handed over a cheque for £2,500 for the RNLI to invited personnel from Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station.

A spokesperson for Rockfish said; 'At Rockfish we believe in being a part of our community and supporting charities such as the RNLI is part of that belief. We work hard to make a positive contribution where we can. Each of our restaurants is proud to support a local charity. On our menus we let all of our customers know that they can help support these local charities if they’d like to by paying an optional £1 table donation on their bill – it is optional but we are delighted that so many guests choose to help support these great causes'.

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