The Seaton Lane Inn goes hook, line and sinker to support RNLI fish supper campaign
The Seaton Lane 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 Seaton Lane Inn is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.
General manager of the Seaton pub, Paul Brown said: “The RNLI do a brilliant job of saving lives and protecting people on the water. And given our location close to Durham's heritage coast and Seaham's very proud tradition of saving lives at sea we wanted to go all out to support the RNLI's Fish Supper campaign. What could be better than enjoying one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals, knowing that by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause?
“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 Seaton Lane 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 Seaton Lane Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”
The Seaton Lane Inn's sister inns are also taking part in the campaign. The Kingslodge Inn on Waddington Street, Flass Vale in Durham City Centre and The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton will be serving up fabulous fish supper specials. While in Northumberland, participating RNLI Fish Supper The Inn Collection Group pubs are The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth.
For more information about the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign visit RNLI.org/FishSupper