Don’t believe everything you read in the press … the final figure was much higher, after a fabulous fundraising weekend which many acclaimed to be the best yet. Well done everyone, and thank you to all who took part, contributed, organised, donated prizes and salads and worked so hard to make the weekend such a success.
The Runswick Bay Rescue Boat was pleased to be invited to take part in the Lifeboat Display during Whitby RNLI’s Flag Weekend of 3rd/4th August 2013. Click on the picture below for a photo gallery.
The below piece was published in the Whitby Gazette on Friday 3rd May 2013, following a demonstration of the new life-saving automatic defibrillator by the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat to the village of Runswick Bay at the Village Fishermens’ Institute. The purchase of the defibrillator, which is located on the exterior wall of the Rescue Boat house, was made possible by the very generous donation of £1,465 from the Co-Operative Community Fund.
The annual Folk Night, organised by Nick and Christine Scaife, has raised another fantastic sum for RBRB. We are truly endebted to these stalwarts of fundraising (and other involvements, being Secretary and running the Friends of RBRB for us for some time too!) for their continuing marvellous contributions to keeping our service alive and thriving.
The RBRB “Choir”
The RBRB choir turned out in support and ‘entertained’ the crowds.
Nick Scaife said later: “we had a fantastic night, the singing and music was excellent, one of the best nights we’ve had and I think everyone had a great time. We managed to raise a superb sum of six hundred and eighty one pounds fifteen pence. £681.15 so a huge thank-you to everyone who contributed. I do not want to note individuals for fear of missing someone out but everyone gave generously and the Runswick Gold Ale was rather nice!”
Some of the ‘lucky’ winners
Six lucky winners also had the opportunity to try it for themselves, taking to sea in the rescue boat, the following Sunday morning.
Our thanks to the Scaifes as we look forward again to the start of another season. Easter is only a few weeks away and RBRB is ready, with the newly installed and issued pagers now in situ and winter training having gone very well.