Will it be your plaice or mine?

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It’s time to pass the salt and vinegar as the RNLI is about to launch its latest mouthwatering fundraising event this weekend.

Between October 9-11, the RNLI are looking for seasoned chefs and amateurs alike across the Western Isles to serve up a fish-themed dish for their friends, family and local community.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, RNLI crew members miss many mealtimes with their families, often at a moment’s notice, to save lives at sea.

The national event raises awareness of the work of the RNLI volunteer crew members who sacrifice time with their family and friends to help those in trouble at sea.

Every penny raised from the suppers will help protect the brave crew and the families who love them and will also help to provide the RNLI volunteers with the best equipment and training.

The importance of togetherness and team spirit is at the heart of the RNLI and is what makes the charity and its volunteers so special.

In 2014, RNLI lifeboats were launched on 8462 services around the UK and Ireland and rescued 8727 people saving 368 lives.

A spokesman for the RNLI said: “We’re launching our Fish Supper campaign again this year to help develop our range of fun participatory fundraising events for existing and new supporters.

“We hope that the RNLI Fish Supper is a tasty way for people to help save more lives.

“We also hope that they connect with those who hold close the values of family, togetherness and friendship that are all values at the heart of the RNLI and also have some fun while doing it.”

“A Fish Supper party doesn’t have to be held between October 9-11, but the RNLI asks that all donations are received by November 7 at the latest.”

Anyone can take part in the RNLI Fish Supper – the more the merrier.

When you sign up, you will receive your free fundraising kit jam-packed with recipes, party games and even place names to help turn your night into the dish of the day.

The RNLI website also has tips for hosting the perfect supper including tasteful tunes to get the party started and the perfect pairing which gives advice on the best wine to wash down your fish dishes.

Simply log on to www.rnli.org.uk/fishsupper to register for your free pack and for more information about you can get involved with the campaign.