Whiskey bottle collection galore for Bridlington RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The re-opening of The North Star Marina, in Goole, had led to a generous collection for Bridlington RNLI.

L-R, Sarah Child, Bobbi Jo Harrison and Alan Gardiner.

RNLI/Bridlington

Bar collection handed to Bridlington RNLI

Bobbi Jo Harrison, landlady at the North Star Marina Club in Goole and Alan Gardiner, a supporter of the RNLI and patron of the North Star Marina Club, who was integral in raising the funds, recently handed over £572.81 to Bridlington RNLI.

The money was collected in a large empty whiskey bottle which has stood on the bar since Covid restrictions ended in April 2021.

The club, which re-opened after the pandemic lockdown last year, decided to collect the cash for Bridlington RNLI as they wanted to support an RNLI station in East Yorkshire and chose Bridlington, as many people from Goole and the surrounding area visit Bridlington during the summer months.

Sarah Child, RNLI Senior Community Manager, stated: ‘I was delighted to hear from Bobbi-Jo at the North Star Marina Club that they have been raising vital funds for the RNLI. The amazing sum was raised in aid of our Bridlington Lifeboat Station, and this sum is enough to buy a lifejacket to keep one of our crew safe at sea.

Goole is England’s furthest inland port and as such many residents are fully aware of dangers faced at sea, knowing that the RNLI provides a 24-hour search and rescue service around the UK and up to 100 nautical miles offshore, will help keep our loved ones safe. I encourage anyone visiting Bridlington this summer to visit the lifeboat station or sign up for the swim safety sessions being run over the summer, a huge thanks to Bobbi-Jo, Alan and all patrons who donated’.

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