News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 26/10/2009

Rye Harbour 028 2009


RNLI Coffee Morning a great success

The coffee morning, hosted by the Fundraising Team from Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station at the Butter Market, Rye Town Hall was a great success; raising 430.52 including RNLI Christmas card sales.

Steve Tollett, RNLI Chairman for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Management Group, said: I would like to thank all our supporters who continue to support the RNLI fundraising events. Without their help, it would not be possible for the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea. On behalf of every one at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, I would like to offer or special thanks to His Worship the Mayor of Rye, Councillor Sam Souster for graciously gifting the RNLI the use of the venue - it really is appreciated..

The next event will be the Christmas Coffee Morning, 21/11/2009 10am - 2pm at Rye Harbour Sailing Club, Rye Harbour. We hope to see you there.

Notes to editors

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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 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 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 137,000 lives.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland