Batter believe it… Inn plays quay role in Fish Friday fundraiser for RNLI
The Commissioners Quay Inn is casting out its net for customers to support a fantastic fish fundraiser for the town’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The inn is supporting the RNLI’s annual Fish Supper campaign on Friday October 14 to raise funds for the local Blyth volunteer lifeboat crew.
The nationwide event honours lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.
And on October 14, The Commissioner’s Quay Inn is putting a two-course RNLI Fish Friday fish and chip meal on the specials board from 12 noon until 9pm. Costing £10 for adults and £5 for children, £1 (50p childrens) from every dish sold will go to Blyth RNLI to support the local crew and lifeboat maintenance.
Customers will also be able to find out more about the lifeline work of the RNLI from the Blyth crew, who will be selling merchandise and raising funds inside the inn throughout the day with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.
The Commissioner’s Quay Inn general manager, Catherine Bellhouse, said: “Real, homemade fish and chips are right up there as one of our favourite meals as a nation. So what better way to support a lifesaving charity like the RNLI than by tucking into one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals.
“In fact, we think it’s such a great idea, we’re going to carry on the RNLI Fish Friday specials every Friday until November 25, to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
“The volunteer Blyth crew do an amazing job and make a real difference in the local community and we’re proud to support them so that they can continue to save even more lives at sea.”
Robin Palmer Crew Member and deputy press officer at Blyth RNLI said:” It’s fantastic that the Commissioner’s Quay Inn are going to the lengths they are to support their local lifeboat station and we are looking forward to working with them to raise awareness of the RNLI and also spread the word with our Respect the Water Campaign. I’m sure that the Fish Supper is going to be a great success.”
The money raised from The Commissioners Quay Inn fish supper will be used to buy equipment and pay for training for Blyth RNLI crew 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.
In 2015, RNLI lifeboats launched on 8,228 services around the UK and Ireland, rescued 7,973 people and saved 348 lives. RNLI volunteer crew members missed nearly 7,000 meals to rescue people in need of assistance.
The RNLI provides 24-hour volunteer search and rescue services around the UK and Irish coasts, with more than 237 lifeboat stations and more than 200 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 141,000 lives.