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Fish and chips for Fish and Ships raise funds for Whitby RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Quayside fish restaurant in Whitby donated for every fish and chip meal bought over the weekend.

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Zoe Fusco of Quayside in Whitby presenting Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields with a cheque

The town’s fish and ships festival was a celebration of its fishing and maritime heritage with events and open days around Whitby.

Zoe Fusco, owner of Quayside restaurant delivered a cheque for £300 raised over the weekend.

Alongside generous donations from the pubic who came along to our station open day, and money raised by the Friends of Whitby Lifeboat selling teas and coffees this took the total raised over the weekend to £1365

Whitby RNLI coxswain Howard Fields said: ‘It was very kind of the team at Quayside to fundraise for us over the weekend, the money raised helps us to continue what we do, saving lives at sea’

‘Thank you also to all of our visitors over the weekend, we loved being able to open our doors and show you around the station, we can’t do what we do without people’s generous donations and support.’

For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [email protected]

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