Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s RNLI Music and Beer Festival raised £3,000 for Harwich lifesavers

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Suffolk sailors have trebled their support for lifesavers at sea after extending an annual fundraiser to include an entire weekend of family focused events.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s RNLI Music and Beer Festival is expected to have raised more than £3,000 for the charity’s Harwich branch.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 visitors were able to watch live bands, take tours of the lifeboat, try sailing and more.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Club commodore Colin Lister said the event went “extremely well” and helped demonstrate the “total admiration” members had for the RNLI.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

“This was the first time in many years we held it over three days and we’ve more than trebled the amount raised as a result,” he added.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

“It’s a lot of work but it’s worth doing. As a club we always feel it’s important to support the RNLI.”

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The club is holding a fundraising dinner for the RNLI on Friday, October 27.

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

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Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Pictur

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

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