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Abersoch RNLI volunteers host a successful Ladies Lunch

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer Fundraising Committee organised a delightful Ladies Lunch held at The Potted Lobster, Abersoch on Thursday 25 November and raised over £2200 in support of Abersoch RNLI.

RNLI/Emma Wood

With an amazing three-course lunch and excellent service from the friendly staff and a whole array of fantastic raffle prizes the afternoon was a great success. Local businesses showed their support with their generous prizes donated for both the Table Raffle and special Golden Raffle including several £50 vouchers, Full Body Massage, Fairfax & Favor purse, Food Hamper, Cheese & Chutney and even boxed designer socks. There was certainly something for everyone.

Sue McCann, Fundraising Chair, said ‘Our thanks go to James and his amazing staff at The Potted Lobster for hosting such a successful event’. She added, ‘The amazing food and service together with the very generous raffle prizes from businesses throughout the village ensured the afternoon was a huge success’.

A spokesperson for Abersoch RNLI said ‘Sue and her team of volunteers work so hard throughout the year and over the past 18 months so many fundraising activities have had to be cancelled it is fantastic that this event was able to go ahead’.

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Notes to editors

· Abersoch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat the ‘Peter & Ann Setten’ launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

· Photo credit: Emma Wood, Abersoch RNLI

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