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Fish for Fundraising! John Lavery of Fish City Belfast will be welcoming the RNLI this coming Friday as they fundraise to support the local charity. Aiming to raise enough funds to train another potential volunteer for Kilkeel RNLI Station, this charity is close to John’s heart.
The award-winning fish & chip restaurant with takeaway, is the first fish and chip restaurant in Ireland to obtain stewardship certification of the Marine Stewardship Council and first in the United Kingdom to become a member of the Marine Conservation Society; is supporting the charity which saves lives at sea. Since opening in the city centre during the summer of last year they have been developing their partnership with the RNLI aiming raise the target of £1596, which is what it takes to train a new RNLI volunteer.
“We always appreciate what the RNLI Volunteers do to support our local fishermen, particularly as our main dish is fish! Says John. He continued “The cost is so little to sponsor the training, but means so much to the local community and without these volunteers our tourists and fishermen could be at risk on the seas. They relentlessly go out with every call helping those in difficulty when out at sea. We just couldn’t do without them on an island such as this.
“We are arranging a number of fundraising events at Fish City and this one is for all the family to come and enjoy.”
There will be an inflatable Shannon boat and lots of RNLI goodies as the RNLI fundraising team will be on hand to answer any questions and be ready to have a photograph or two taken! Come along and support your RNLI as you never know when you will need them. Starting at 11am on Friday 18thAugust at Fish City, Anne Street Belfast. For more information on more RNLI fundraising events at Fish City Belfast go to @Fishcitybelfast or @RNLI