Chip chip hooray - let’s hear it for RNLI supper stars

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‚ÄčPeople asked to host a meal in honour of life saving crews who miss special time with their families

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11th October 2016 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), is calling on people across Scotland the to step up to the plate and host a fish supper.

It wants people to host a fish-themed dinner party with friends or family to raise vital funds for the charity.  

The meal should be held in honour of lifeboat crews who miss meals and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.

In 2015 alone, the charity’s lifeboats launched 8,228 times and its volunteers rescued 7,973 people across the UK and Republic of Ireland. This includes 348 people who would have died if not for being saved by the RNLI.

The money raised will be used to train and equip our volunteer crews so they can weather the winter storms

Community fundraising manager Rachel Stewart said: “As the nights start to draw in and the temperature drops it’s a great time of year to invite friends and family round for a fish supper, the money you raise will be used to train and equip our volunteer crews so they can weather the winter storms.”

Guests are invited to make a donation to the RNLI whilst the host cooks up a storm. All proceeds from fish supper will help provide the best equipment and training for RNLI volunteers.

The importance of togetherness and team spirit is at the heart of the RNLI and is what makes the charity and its volunteers so special. In 2015 RNLI volunteer crew members missed nearly 7,000 meals to rescue people in need of assistance.

Arbroath lifeboat crew were able to enjoy their fish supper al fresco as they dined out on the deck of their Mersey class all weather lifeboat thanks to their local chippy, the Round ‘O’ Chip Shop.

The Round ‘O’ is hosting its own fish supper and donating proceeds to Arbroath Lifeboat Station.

To request a free fundraising pack and receive more information, visit here. The website features recipes, party game ideas and place name cards to help the evening go swimmingly.

The RNLI is asking for donations to be sent in to the charity by 26 November.