News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 02 December 2009

Rye Harbour 031 2009


Christmas Coffee morning at Rye Harbour Sailing Club

The coffee morning held at Rye Harbour Sailing Club on Saturday 21 November was another great success; raising 766.75 including RNLI Souvenirs and Christmas card sales.

There were Christmas cards, souvenirs, a cake stall, cake raffle, refreshments, rolls, bric-a-brac and tombola. It was really good to see so many familiar faces as well as new ones.

Steve Tollett, RNLI Chairman for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Management Group, said: 'I would like to thank all our supporters who help make it possible for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to continue saving lives at sea. On behalf of every one at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, I would like to offer our most sincere thanks to Mrs Brenda Goffee who donated the most wonderfully decorated Christmas cake for the cake raffle. I would also like to thank the Committee and Members of Rye Harbour Sailing Club for their continued support - it really is appreciated.'

The next event will be the Jigsaw Puzzle Drive on Friday 15th January 2010 at 7.30pm, Rye Harbour Village Hall, 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