Sample our Soup returns to Shop Street to raise funds for Galway RNLI
Following a two year break due to the pandemic, Galway RNLI’s Sample Our Soup fundraiser will return to the streets of Galway this Saturday.
The annual fundraiser which sees proceeds raised go towards powering the lifesaving work of the volunteer crew, has gone from strength to strength and continues to be one of the station’s favourite events enabling the team to get out and about to highlight their work and say thanks to those they meet for their ongoing support. Even Stormy Stan, the RNLI’s mascot, makes an appearance.
The heart-warming soup is prepared by Mark Hopkins, Head Chef at The Seafood Bar at Kirwans Lane. Volunteers from Galway RNLI will be located outside Taaffes Bar on Shop Street from 11am on Saturday (28 January) to serve the soup to Galway shoppers.
Annette Cullen, Galway RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'Without volunteers like those in our fundraising team and our lifeboat crew who selflessly give of their own time, our lifeboat couldn’t function and continue to be rescue ready. As a charity, we are reliant on the generosity of the public in supporting this work through fundraisers such as Sample Our Soup, so in advance of Saturday, we would like to say thank you. Thanks too to our sponsors Kirwans Lane, Raftery’s Centra Claregalway and Cater Rent Ballybrit Industrial Estate for their continued support of this event.’
Key facts about the RNLI
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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