Bingo and Alpacas launch 2020 fundraising drive at Abersoch Lifeboat Station.

Lifeboats News Release

Our busy volunteer fundraising team organised a Supper & Bingo Night last Thursday (5 March) together with a raffle that boasted some superb and unusual prizes!

£700 was raised at a recent Supper & Bingo Night in aid of Abersoch RNLI.


Bingo success for Abersoch RNLI
The event, which was well supported across all generations, was held in The Vaynol pub in the heart of the village where Ben and his team provided a warm welcome and a hearty supper for all.

After a tense few rounds of bingo with local bingo caller Kevin Bell, quizmaster Howard Sharketts took over with a general knowledge quiz written by his wife Nessa. The questions took supporters from the distant days of the Beatles right up to the present-day world of iPhones and Netflix. The top spot was secured by the very aptly named ‘The Young Ones’ being the youngest in the bar!

A wide array of prizes was donated by local businesses and supporters of the RNLI which included first class Champagne, Spa Days and a trek with the local Abersoch Alpacas!

The evening was a great success and raised £700 for the RNLI.

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For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 07583 084 338. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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