Saltash RNLI volunteers raise £540 on SOS Day
Volunteers from Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee held their annual SOS Share our Soup Day on Friday (11 February) raising £540 for the lifesaving charity.
The annual event which was missed last year due to the pandemic returned to Saltash Sailing Club where volunteers served up a choice of soups to hungry diners.
Chair of the committee Angie Payne-Hanlon said;
‘We were forced to cancel last year’s SOS Day due to restrictions, so we were delighted to be able to go ahead this year and couldn’t have been happier with how it went.
While we made some adaptions to the numbers to ensure it could be held safely, we sold every ticket, making a fantastic £540.
We’d like to say thank you to everyone who attended and to the Saltash Sailing Club Commodore and Committee for giving us the space to hold it. Special thanks to Waitrose for donating the bread.’
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· Please see an image of the Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee on Share Our Soup Day credit RNLI
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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