Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival raised £3,000 for Harwich lifesavers
PUBLISHED: 12:55 26 September 2017
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Suffolk sailors have trebled their support for lifesavers at sea after extending an annual fundraiser to include an entire weekend of family focused events.
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.
More than 1,000 visitors were able to watch live bands, take tours of the lifeboat, try sailing and more.
Club commodore Colin Lister said the event went “extremely well” and helped demonstrate the “total admiration” members had for the RNLI.
“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.
“It’s a lot of work but it’s worth doing. As a club we always feel it’s important to support the RNLI.”
The club is holding a fundraising dinner for the RNLI on Friday, October 27.
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