Between 5-21 October, the RNLI is encouraging people to come together with friends, family or their community and organise a fishy-themed, fun eating experience to raise vital funds to help save lives at sea.
The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew often sacrifice their own precious mealtimes and special occasions at a moment’s notice – answering the call of their pagers to rescue those in need on the water.
In 2017, RNLI lifeboats launched 8,436 times and its volunteers rescued 8,072 people across the UK and Republic of Ireland. On average 22 people per day were saved.
James Clarke, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager in Cornwall, says: ‘Hosting a Fish Supper is a great way for people to support the RNLI. It’s easy to sign-up, it’s fun, and you can make the menu as simple or as technical as you like, while spending time with your nearest and dearest. And of course, your donations will contribute towards equipment, crew kit or fuel for one of our lifeboats.
Visit RNLI.org/fishsupper to sign up to host your own Fish Supper, get inspiration from our Tasty Recipes and download our fun fishy quiz and party materials; plus, don’t forget to share your event on social media using the hashtag #RNLIFishSupper!