The Yorkshire Post published a feature in Tuesday’s Business Section about RBRB’s chairman and his passion for the Rescue Boat. The feature also promotes a 7 mile swim he is undertaking this summer, to raise funds for RBRB, from Runswick Bay sands to Whitby.
The 2010 Runswick Bay Rescue Boat fundraising weekend, held on the weekend of 6th-8th August 2010, has been an amazing success and has raised over £3,000 for the charity.
The ticket only event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended and there was an address by both the Crew Leader and the Chairman who thanked the many people who had contributed, but most notably Simon and Theresa Blackburn for organising it.
There was an auction of a trio of Jon Hall paintings which raised over £800 and the chairman expressed his gratitude to Jon, who had travelled that day to Runswick to complete the pictures in time for the dinner, in addition to all the other donors of fantastic auction and raffle prizes including further paintings, trips down Boulby Mine and many bottles and other items.
The following day there was cricket on the beach, bellboat races and an evening barbecue and the weekend was capped by a coffee morning in the village institute on the Sunday morning and a display by RBRB on the Sunday afternoon.
The crew and committee of RBRB would like to thank everyone who helped to make the weekend such as success.
The annual fundraising weekend is fast approaching.
There’s a Beef Supper in the Village Institute on Friday evening, beach cricket, beach BBQ, bell boat races and of course the display on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. RBRB will arrive back in Runswick, from joining in the Whitby RNLI display, at around 3:15pm.
For more information and times, please refer to posters around the village.