RNLI sets new Guinness World Record

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is celebrating first plaice after setting a fishy new world record.

2016 Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire gives a cooking demonstration on the night


2016 Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire lends a helping hand

Guinness World Records have confirmed that the lifesaving charity netted the record for ‘the most people eating a fish and chip dinner simultaneously online’ as part of its annual ‘Fish Supper’ fundraising event.

The record bid saw 125 people eating fish and chips together on a zoom call on 9 October.

Former Masterchef winner and RNLI supporter Jane Devonshire did a live cooking demonstration and said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have been able to support the RNLI on the night and I’m delighted they are now world record holders.’

For more information on Fish Supper and how to donate go to rnli.org/fish-supper/what-is-fish-supper


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