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Record number of visitors for RNLI open gardens event in Frinton on Sea

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI supporters in Frinton on Sea are celebrating after a record number of visitors supported their open gardens event.

Yellow lifeboat wellies with plants in them sit on a green lawn with a blue sky above.

RNLI/Annette Rayner

Glorious weather at Frinton Open Gardens

Now in its seventh year supporting the Walton and Frinton RNLI, the event saw over 1,000 visitors for the first time.

With 16 gardens to visit and numerous stalls and exhibitions to browse, visitors had a full day of entertainment generating the sum of £7687.28 for Walton and Frinton RNLI.

RNLI fundraising team member Annette Rayner, who initiated the first event in 2013, said of the day: ‘We were delighted that the gardens were so well attended.

‘We would like to thank all the garden owners for their time and effort preparing for the day and hope they enjoyed the event.

‘Special thanks also to Paul and Michele Williams for their tremendous hard work to make this year’s Frinton Open Gardens such a success.’

Planning for the next event will commence shortly.

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

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