News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 01 May 2010

Rye Harbour 008 2010


Maddie gave it Welly and raised £185

Maddie Wright persuaded her cousins Millie and Beth, Mum Becky and Nan Teresa to help her hold a coffee morning on Saturday 1st May 2010 at Rye Harbour Village Hall to raise money for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station.

The event was a great success, raising £185.38.  There was a cake stall, tombola, raffles, bric-a-brac and refreshments.

This is not the first time that Maddie has raised money for the RNLI.  Maddie took part in the RNLI SOS Day 2010 'Stroll Our Shore' Welly Walk held at Rye Harbour on Saturday 30 January 2010, raising £50.

Teresa Sutton, Maddies Nan, said: 'I don't think Maddie will stop until she has raised enough money to pay for a pair of welly boots for each of the crew'.

Steve Tollett, RNLI Chairman for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘It is really heartening that there are youngsters who want to raise money for the RNLI. A pair of wellies cost around £40; to pay for wellies for the crew at Rye Harbour will cost around £900. It is fundraising like this that enables the RNLI to equip their volunteer crews to continue saving lives at sea’.

We would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organisations for supporting this fundraising event:

The Little Shoppe - Winchelsea
Jamie Wickens Butchers
Budgens Jempsons - Rye
Adams of Rye
Simon Milne
Penny Royal
Avocet Tea Room Gallery
Sweet Memories
Herald and Heart
Bosuns Bite cafe
Inkerman Arms
Rye Harbour Stores
Suttons Shop - Winchelsea Beach


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