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Frinton fundraisers look forward to bumper Open Gardens event

Lifeboats News Release

Royal National Lifeboat Institution supporters in the town will be opening up their gardens to raise funds for the Walton and Frinton RNLI station and the volunteers ‘Saving Lives at Sea’.

RNLI/Annette Rayner

The event, which alternates each year with Walton Open Gardens, was last held in 2021 when Covid regulations meant numbers had to be limited for each garden. With no such restrictions this year organisers are hoping for a bumper crop of visitors.

On Saturday 17 June there will be a record number of 16 private gardens open for the public to visit throughout Frinton between 9am and 5pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and give access to all the gardens for the day, under 16s can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.

As well as viewing a diverse range of gardens, visitors will also be treated to attractions including craft stalls, RNLI souvenirs, a plant sale and bee husbandry demonstrations plus other interesting displays. Refreshments will also be available.

Open gardens co-ordinator Paul Williams said: ‘We are excited to be welcoming all our supporters to view a unique range of exhibitors alongside our dedicated gardeners. For the first time we will also be showcasing our local gin distillery.’

Tickets can be purchased on the day from several of the gardens. Full details of the event can be found on the Frinton Open Gardens website

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [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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