Saltash RNLI's Share Our Soup day raises £621.45 for Looe RNLI
Volunteers from Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee held their Share our Soup fundraising event on Friday (27 January)raising £621.45 for RNLI Looe Lifeboat Station
The Share our Soup event has become an annual fixture at Saltash Sailing Club, organised by the local RNLI fundraising committee. Over 80 members and friends of Saltash Sailing Club met up at lunchtime to enjoy a tasty bowl of soup which had been prepared by the team of volunteers. Their soup luncheon together with proceeds from a raffle and bookstall raised £621.45 for RNLI Looe Lifeboat Station.
Carol Foster, Looe Lifeboat Station’s Lifeboat Visits Officer, called into the club this morning to meet Saltash RNLI Voluntary Fundraising Committee's Chair Angie Payne-Hanlon and secretary Sylvia Caldwell. Carol thanked Angie, Sylvia and the committee members for their donation, explaining that it will be used towards the costs of training and equipment for our new volunteer crew members.
Angie Payne-Hanlon, Chair of Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee said ‘It was a great morning. It was lovely to be back to normal and serving over 80 bowls of soup to all. This year we raised the amazing amount of £641.45. The committee decided to give this to Looe Lifeboat Station to add to their new Ollie Naismith II inshore lifeboat fund to help with the operation costs. We'd also like to thank Saltash Sailing Club and the Co-op for their support. '
Notes to editors
· Sylvia Caldwell and Angie Payne-Hanlon with Looe RNLI’s Lifeboat Visits Officer, Carol Foster, outside Saltash Sailing Club
Photo credit Looe RNLI / Ian Foster
· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith II
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI
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