Over £820 raised during Appledore RNLI SOS.
On Saturday 1st February Appledore RNLI opened its doors to the public for its annual SOS Fundraising Day.
Visitors were invited by Appledore RNLI volunteers to ‘See our Station’, ‘Savour our Shortbread’, ‘Sample our Sausages’ and ‘Sing our Shanties’ plus meet some of the crew and fundraising guild. They thank all involved with the day particularly Ian and Sue Hudson and friends who provided the music, F. Heard Quality Meats Ltd of Westward Ho! for providing the Sausages, and all the visitors for contributing so generously.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.