News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 07 January 2010

Rye Harbour 001/2010


Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station's fundraising team will be hosting a Jigsaw Puzzle Drive at Rye Harbour Village Hall on Friday, 15th January 2010 at 7.30pm. This is the first of several RNLI SOS Day events being held at Rye Harbour to raise money for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

If you are fed up with the poor weather and the anti climax following the festive period, then why not come and join us and other puzzlers at the Puzzle Drive. There will be a choice of 20 different 100 piece puzzles to choose from, a cake stall and refreshments.

The next RNLI SOS Day events hosted by Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station will start on Friday, 29th January at midday; when the Crew at the station will start their sponsored 24 hour Tandem Relay Bike Ride. They will be riding between the current lifeboat station at the Point, Rye Harbour and the Old Mary Stanford Lifeboat House. On Saturday, 30th January there will be a welly walk (sponsorship forms available) starting at the Lifeboat Station at 10am, going to the shore and then returning to Rye Harbour Sailing Club. The walk will cover some of the Tandem Ride route - so you will be able to see the crew in action. Soup or Sandwiches will be available at on Saturday 30th at the Sailing Club from midday onwards - why not come and have lunch with us.

Steve Tollett, Chairman, RNLI Lifeboat Management Group at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘this is a great opportunity to put the new years resolution into play and get a bit more exercise by taking part in the welly walk. Even if you can't make the walk come and have a bowl of soup or a sandwich and have a chat - what better way of kick-starting the new year.’

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