Over £820 raised during Appledore RNLI SOS.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 1st February Appledore RNLI opened its doors to the public for its annual SOS Fundraising Day.

Wayne Martin

Ian and Sue Hudon and Friends lead the Sea Shanty singing at Appledore SOS day
At a time when the charity is facing a ‘Perfect Storm’ with more people than ever needing its help, and a shortfall in funds meaning support from the public is even more vital, Appledore RNLI were extremely grateful at the tremendous response from their SOS. A massive £821.97 was raised during the 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.

RNLI/Niki Tait

F. Heard Quality Meats Ltd of Westward Ho provided the Sausages to Appledore RNLI for its SOS fundraising day.

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