The Lindisfarne Inn goes hook, line and sinker for RNLI Fish Supper campaign
The Lindisfarne 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 Lindisfarne Inn is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.
The Lindisfarne Inn general manager Chris Taylor said: “As if you didn't need an excuse to enjoy our homemade battered fish and perfectly cooked chips! There can be no better way to help a lifesaving charity like the RNLI than tucking into one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals in the knowledge that you’re helping to support a great cause.
“Given our location to Holy Island causeway and the Northumberland coast - and the amazing work our local volunteer Seahouses and Berwick crews do, 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 Lindisfarne 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 Lindisfarne Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”
The Lindisfarne Inn's sister inns are also taking part in the campaign.
In Northumberland, participating RNLI Fish Supper The Inn Collection Group pubs are The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth.
In Durham The Kingslodge Inn in Flass Vale, Durham City Centre is involved while also offering up RNL Fish Supper feasts are The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton, County Durham and The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton.
For more information about the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign visit RNLI.org/FishSupper