Each Friday night in October and November will see The Inn Collection Group pubs serve up delicious fish suppers including local beer-battered cod and double cooked chips and just landed catch-of-the day specials with a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) going directly to the charity which saves lives at sea.
Taking part in the campaign in support of their local volunteer lifeboat crews include in Northumberland: The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Hogs Head Inn at Alnwick, The Amble Inn at Amble and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth, in County Durham The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton and The Kingslodge Inn in Durham city and in North Yorkshire The King’s Head Inn are scaling up to support the tasty challenge.
Paul Brown is The Inn Collection Group’s operations manager for the North. He said: “Fish and chips are a national institution and one of our best-selling dishes. If ever you needed a reason to tuck into some cracking fish and chips, the RNLI Fish Supper Nights are a very worthy one. Many of our inns are on the waterfront or close to the sea and rivers. We see directly the fantastic work that the volunteer lifeboat crews do to save lives at sea and the first-rate work they do within our communities. We are delighted to be supporting the RNLI across our group and hope people will join us to enjoy a fish supper for a cause.”
Last year the group raised over £1,000 for the RNLI via its Fish Suppers. It is hoping to scale up its fundraising to net an even greater amount for the campaign which honours lifeboat crew members who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.
Events like Fish Supper raise vital funds for the RNLI’s lifesaving work. Last year, the charity’s increasingly busy volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards aided 41,619 people and saved 329 lives.
Ian Clayton, operations manager at Seahouses lifeboat said: “Our volunteer crews are ready to drop everything – even their supper – at a moment’s notice to go to the rescue of people in trouble on the water. The money raised by The Inn Collection Group’s Fish Supper evenings will support all aspects of the RNLI’s lifesaving work and could help buy kit for our crew members or fuel for one of our lifeboats.”