The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), is calling on people across Scotland to step up to the plate and host a Fish Supper this Autumn, in honour of lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.
The RNLI is encouraging people to host a fish-themed dinner party with friends or family between 14-16 October, to raise vital funds for the charity which saves lives at sea.
In 2015 alone, the charity’s lifeboats launched 8,228 times and its volunteers rescued 7,973 people across the UK and Republic of Ireland. This includes 348 people who would have died if not for being saved by the RNLI.
Guests are invited to make a donation to the RNLI whilst the host cooks up a storm. All proceeds from Fish Supper will help provide the best equipment and training for RNLI volunteers.
To request a free fundraising pack and receive more information, visit RNLI.org/FishSupper. The website features recipes**, party game ideas and place name cards to help the evening go swimmingly. The main weekend for holding a Fish Supper is between 14–16 October, however events can be held at any time. Donations should be sent in to the charity by 26 November.
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