The Kingslodge Inn goes hook, line and sinker to support RNLI Fish Supper campaign
The Kingslodge Inn is going hook, line and sinker to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign.
Promising ‘trout of this world’ fish dishes on Friday nights throughout October, the Waddington Street pub in Flass Vale is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.
The Kingslodge Inn general manager Leanne Jeffrey said: “The RNLI do an incredible job of saving lives and protecting people on the water, whether at sea or on waterways like the River Weir. So what better way could there be to support a fantastic charity like the RNLI than enjoying one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals, knowing that by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause.
“We’re proud to support the RNLI so that they can continue to save even more lives at sea.”
The nationwide RNLI Fish Supper event honours lifeboat crew members who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.
The money raised from The Kingslodge Inn fish suppers will be used to buy equipment and pay for training for RNLI volunteers.
The RNLI’s fish-themed annual fundraiser aims to raise awareness of crew who drop everything – even weddings, birthdays and births – to venture into often dangerous waters to rescue people who have found themselves in difficulty.
Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. It costs over £485,000 per day to run the RNLI, and the charity relies on donations from the public to continue its lifesaving service.
The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 142,200 lives.
Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer crew member said: “As a volunteer crew member, my pager can beep at any time. Whether I’m at work, asleep in bed or about to tuck into my dinner – I’ll stop what I’m doing and go straight to the lifeboat station, ready to save lives.
“Events such as Fish Fridays hosted by The Kingslodge Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”
The Kingslodge Inn's sister inns are also taking part in the campaign. The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton, County Durham and The King's Head Inn in Newton under Roseberry, North Yorks will be serving up RNLI Fish Suppers. While in Northumberland, The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth are the 'plaices' to be to support the campaign.
For more information about the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign visit RNLI.org/FishSupper