Wells RNLI benefits from charity quiz night.
The Globe Inn held a quiz on Wednesday 18 October - a new initiative at the Wells-next-the-sea based pub - and Wells RNLI was the first local charity to benefit from the monthly quiz.
Wells RNLI was represented by a team of six, consisting of volunteers from the lifeboat shop and visits team.
Seven teams entered and the atmosphere was fun and friendly. The bar was packed and it was a fun and social evening for the RNLI team, named ‘The Yellow Wellies’, despite not scoring as highly as some.
A total of £180 was donated by Max Pinard, General Manager of The Globe Inn, which is part of The Chestnut Inns group.
This sum included a very generous donation of £100 given to Wells RNLI, from The Giving Tree Foundation, which is a charitable initiative set up by The Chestnut Inns during lockdown.
The money raised for Wells RNLI was boosted by another £40, as the winning team very kindly donated their prize money, taking the total raised on the evening to £220.
Wells RNLI is very grateful for this donation to continue with our life saving work. The volunteer crew are on call 24 hours a day to save lives at sea.
Dominic Bidwell, ambassador for the Giving Tree Foundation, said: 'We are delighted to be supporting the RNLI, who are such an important charity in Wells-next-the-sea.
'We formed our charitable foundation, The Giving Tree, to help charities and communities in and around our pubs in East Anglia.'
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Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends entirely 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.
Notes to the editor
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our charity and 97% of our frontline lifesavers are volunteers.
Our vision is to save every one. To find out more about the RNLI and make a donation, please visit RNLI.org/donate. Every penny counts.
The Wells RNLI is located at Beach Road, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR. There is a well stocked shop in the boat house, usually open Fridays to Mondays, 10am-4pm, staffed entirely by volunteers. Some changes to these days are likely, due to staff shortages.
The current lifeboats at the station are a Shannon class All Weather lifeboat No 13-46, Duke of Edinburgh, new to the station in 2023 and a D-class Inshore lifeboat No. D-797 Peter Wilcox, in service since 2016.
Key facts about the RNLI
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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