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RNLI Port Talbot hosts it annual fish and chip supper

Lifeboats News Release

The fundraising committee at RNLI Port Talbot hosted a long term annual tradition of hosting a fish and chip supper at a local church.

RNLI/Port Talbot

RNLI Port Talbot hosts it annual fish and chip supper

On Friday (13 October) members of the local community came together for the town's RNLI fish and chip supper and raised a brilliant £436.08

The evening started at 6.30pm with introductions by the fundraising chair Sue Summerfield. The first speaker of the event was Owain Morgan the stations Water Safety Officer. Owain’s presentation focused on our water safety campaigns, the vast fleet seen across the RNLI and stories from those who lives have been saved.

Following Owain’s presentation everyone was served a fantastic portion of fish and chips provided by Margam Fish bar, long term supporters of the stations fish and chip suppers.

After supper Rayner Davies, keynote speaker, multi award winner and entrepreneur spoke inspiringly about how she started her business at 17 and grew it to employ over 350 people.

The night ended with a fun game of stand up bingo and a raffle run by fundraiser Oona Smith.

Sue Summerfield, Fundraising chair said: ‘The evening was well supported and we give thanks to Sandfields Methodist Church for generously providing their wonderful venue for the evening. Our team of volunteers worked very hard and their combined efforts produced a wonderful event.'

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