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Cheese and wine evening at Swanage Lifeboat Station raises £450!

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage volunteer Ted Knight, a member of the station's visits team, held an exclusive evening at the Swanage Lifeboat Station in June.

Swanage volunteer fundraisers Jane Flood, Sue Haw, Ted Knight at Swanage's Cheese and Wine evening held at Swanage Lifeboat Station

RNLI/Becky Mack

Swanage volunteer fundraisers Jane Flood, Sue Haw, Ted Knight at Swanage's Cheese and Wine evening held at Swanage Lifeboat Station

Ted regularly visits France and has for many years worked at vineyards during his stays. Over the years Ted has amassed a detailed knowledge of the wine making process. During the evening he shared some of his experience with the guests, along with providing a selection of nine wines and some delicious French cheeses for people to try.

Volunteer lifeboat crew member Steve Williams who attended the evening said 'it was great to be able to attend a fundraising evening for the RNLI and to be able to invite guests into our station. We had a great evening tasting an interesting selection of wines and got to catch up with friends old and new. Having Ted there to give us a personal insight to the region where the wines were sourced and the families who run the vineyards really made it a special evening. We are very grateful for Ted's time and effort to raise so much money for the RNLI'.

The long awaited event was intended to go ahead some time ago, but had been delayed due to Covid. This event is one of Swanage RNLI's first formal events held since the pandemic and we are delighted that the event was so well attended.

Preparations are well underway for Swanage Lifeboat Week that runs from 12 August to 21 August 2022. More details will be available through our social media channels in coming week.

Notes to Editors

  • Photograph of the Wine Tasting Evening, Jane Flood, Sue Haw, Ted Knight. Credit Becky Mack

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