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Volunteers and supporters at Happisburgh raise money to help save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 5 November 2022 Happisburgh RNLI shop volunteers and crew held a mince pie event at the lifeboat station.

Refreshments, mince pies and other edible goodies were available together with Christmas cards, calendars and an opportunity to have a look around the ‘Aladdin's Cave’ of a shop. There was also a chance to purchase gifts of local handmade goods, which raised £105.50.

The boathouse was open offering the chance to look around and gain insight into what goes on behind the scenes to support the RNLI and their valuable service rescuing anyone who may get into difficulty on or near the lovely Norfolk coast.

The event was very well attended and donations of £297.50 were raised to help continue the RNLI’s work locally. The shop also had sale’s of over £500 on the day.

The shop is open daily 11am to 3pm for those who missed out on this event. The shop volunteers would like to thank all the volunteers and supporters who made the day a great success.

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Happisburgh Lifeboat Station volunteer Press Officer Philip Smith:

Mobile: 07766007936, email: [email protected]

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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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