Generous donation to Bridlington RNLI from The Harbour Tavern

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Bridlington RNLI received a generous donation from The Harbour Tavern in Bridlington in order to support the town’s RNLI lifeboat.

Landlady of the Harbour Tavern, Sonja Olsen-Kjones handed over £406.17 to Bridlington RNLI

RNLI/Mike Milner

Local Public House collection for Bridlington RNLI

Landlady of the Harbour Tavern, Sonja Olsen-Kjones handed over £406.17 from money raised by the generosity of customers of the town centre public house through raffles and quiz nights.

Sonja stated: ‘We’ve supported Bridlington RNLI for the past 22 years, living by the coast we feel it’s a massively important service which is why I chose this to be our chosen house charity, the guys do an amazing job in their role, keeping everyone safe and the service is a vital part of our community and from myself personally I would just like to give my thanks for everything they all do.’

The money was handed over to Bridlington RNLI Water Safety Officer Bob Taylor on Sunday 1 May 2022 along with other crew members of the Bridlington RNLI. ‘Thanks to Sonja, the staff and customers of the harbour tavern, you continue to help us save lives at sea, we are so grateful’ said Coxswain Steve Emmerson.

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