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QUIZ NIGHT SUPPORTS RNLI AND THE HUMBER LIFEBOAT

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Hessle Branch’s first fundraising event of 2020 last Friday saw 115 supporters of the maritime search and rescue charity enjoy the group’s annual quiz night and fish and chip supper in All Saints’ Church Hall Hessle. This year was the 18th time the event has been held and some £468 was raised for the Lifeboat Service.

In addition the event marked the presentation of a cheque for £12660 to the Humber Lifeboat from the group’s Fund Our Fuel Campaign which ran throughout 2019 as part of the Branch’s 50th anniversary celebrations. 

(January 2020)
BRASS BAND CONCERT IN AID OF RNLI

On Saturday 16th November the East Riding of Yorkshire Band will be performing in a concert at All Saints’ Church Hessle. The evening of brass band music is a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Chairman of the Branch Joy Togood said 

“we are delighted that the ERYB are putting on this performance for us as all proceeds are going towards our special 50th anniversary fundraising campaign “Fund Our Fuel” in support of the Humber Lifeboat at Spurn Point. We hope that we attract a really good audience for what should be a wonderful evening of music and a fitting way to end our main fundraising for 2019”

Tickets for the concert which starts at 7.00pm in All Saints’ Church Hessle on Saturday 16nd November cost £6 for adults and £3 for under 16’s. These can be reserved by ringing 01482 649382 or can be obtained on the evening.

RNLI Raises Over £1000 at ASDA Store Collection

A 2 day collection held last week at ASDA’S Hessle Road store raised just over £1000 for the work of the Lifeboat Service. The collection was organised and manned by volunteer fundraisers from the Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

A spokesman for the branch said “In 15 years we have raised nearly £17900 from our collections at ASDA and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the company and its customers whose generosity continues to support the work of the RNLI.

Our next fundraiser is our annual Autumn Fair which takes place on Saturday 2nd November at All Saints’ Church Hall in Hessle between 10.00am -1.00pm.” 
OCTOBER FUNDRAISING EVENTS PROVE GREAT SUCCESS FOR LIFEBOATS

Two recent fundraising events have raised over £1100 for the Hessle Branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) 

Last Friday the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village in Hedon hosted a Fish Lunch and Evening Dinner in the site’s Francesco’s Restaurant and in total £857 was raised. The following day a further £250 came from the RNLI’s stand at the Holderness Threshermen’s Weekend in Welwick

A spokesman for the RNLI said “over the years these two events have now raised a tremendous sum of money for the work of the Lifeboats and we are extremely grateful to all those people who have continually supported us over such a long period of time ” 

Thank you to Dave and Mary Parkinson from Carlton supporting us again with their German fair ground organ.
Excellent Weekend for the Lifeboats at Caravan and Holiday Home Expo

The Caravan and Holiday Home Expo 2019 public show held last weekend at the Lawns Centre Cottingham proved a tremendous success for the Lifeboats with £1230 raised over the weekend for the work of the maritme search and rescue charity.

A spokesman said “ the RNLI stand, which was manned by volunteers from the organisation’s Hessle Branch, was kept busy throughout the two days. Since 2005 the event has raised nearly £17,500 for the Lifeboat Service. We are delighted with the backing of The Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Caravan Manufacturers Association (HERMCA) which has allowed us to attend the show over the last 15 years and the excellent support from Michael and David Ritchie from Teamwork Professionals, the show’s organisers . We thoroughly enjoy meeting the public who come from all over the country to attend and who yet again very generously supported the RNLI. We look forward to hearing about the plans for next year when The Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Expo 2020 takes place at the Yorkshire Event Centre (home of the Great Yorkshire Show) in Harrogate.
CO-OP Store Collection 

A morning store collection held on Saturday 20th July, at the Co-Op store on Hessle Square, raised £225.00 for the work of the RNLI.

(July 2019)
BAG PACK AT MORRISONS RAISES NEARLY £1100 FOR THE RNLI.

Ann Robinson, a volunteer fundraiser, at the Hessle RNLI table in Morrisons in Anlaby where £1093 was raised last Sunday for the work of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) thanks to the efforts of a group of young Sea Cadets from T.S. Iron Duke Hull who undertook a "Bag Pack" supported by volunteers of the Hessle Branch of the RNLI.

Steve Robinson the RNLI Branch Press and Publicity Officer said “ the Hull Sea Cadets have now helped us with an annual Bag Pack at Morrisons for the past 6 years and they have helped raise over £6100 in that time for the work of the Lifeboat Service The RNLI is extremely grateful to them and to the continuing support we have had from Morrisons and its customers over many years.
LIFEBOAT FLAG DAY IN HULL RAISES OVER £1100

Volunteer supporters of the Hessle Branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) together with a team of Hull Sea Cadets from T.S. iron Duke were in Hull City Centre last Saturday to help with the RNLI’s Hull Flag Day which raised £1147 for the work of the Maritime Search and Rescue Charity.

Steve Robinson Hull Flag Day Coordinator said “we were delighted to raise such a great sum of money for the Lifeboat Service. We were really pleased to once again to have the support of our volunteers and the Sea Cadets from TS Iron Duke in Hull who were a credit to their organisation and the RNLI extends its thanks to all who supported us on the day ”.

MAYDAY SUCCESS  FOR HESSLE RNLI

16 volunteer fundraisers from the Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institutio(RNLI)  raised  £611 for the Maritime Search and Rescue charity when they held their annual Flag Day on Saturday morning as part of the RNLI’s National Mayday fundraising campaign.

Steve Robinson the Branch’s Press and Publicity Officer said   “despite the awful weather conditions for the 4 hours our team of supporters were collecting in the centre of Hessle. we still managed to raise a tremendous amount of money for the Lifeboat Service. We would like to thank all the local people who so very generously donated to our collection.  There is still time to support our national Mayday campaign, which runs throughout this month by visiting RNLI.org/Mayday to donate – all funds raised are going to provide Crew Kit for our Lifeboat Volunteers  around the UK and Ireland”

( May 2019)

LIFEBOAT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN RECEIVES £3000 BOOST

The Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s(RNLI) 50th anniversary fundraising campaign “Fund Our Fuel” has just received a £3000 donation from “Jeff’s Way” a foundation set up in memory of Jeff Whitaker founder of the Northamptonshire based catering and bakery equipment company Whitco who sadly passed away from Motor Neurone Disease in January 2018.

The foundation, established by Jeff’s wife Vita, is also supporting other causes close to her late husband’s heart. Jeff’s Way looks:
• To nurture young talent looking for opportunities in further education and careers in the catering industry,
• To support youngsters involved in the Sea Cadets,
• To support MND charities.

The “Fund Our Fuel Campaign” is supporting the Humber Lifeboat at Spurn Point and Vita and her daughter Lucia have just paid a special visit to the station to meet the crew and present them with a cheque for the campaign.

Said Vita: “Jeff had a lifelong passion for the sea and a great supporter of the RNLI. I was both honoured and delighted to be able to support the RNLI’s Fund Our fuel campaign. The RNLI does an amazing job and it was a privilege to meet the crew, to see how they work, and to make a positive contribution to their efforts. The RNLI’s work is the embodiment, the pillar, of the security element of the Jeff’s Way foundation.

“Jeff began his career in catering by training in Hull, and the Yorkshire coast in particular was a very special place for him. Going forward, we will continue to support the great work of the RNLI, MND charities, the Sea Cadets and the educational development of young people in catering.”

Mark Branton, Humber Station Manager, says “It was fantastic to meet Vita and hear about the charitable work she has been involved in. The donation made will go a long way in ensuring the crews and lifeboats can operate successfully and continue to save lives at sea. It is the hard work and dedication of people like Vita that allows the crews to launch lifeboat and put to sea, thank you for you continued support.”

The “Fund Our Fuel Campaign” will run throughout the year and more information can be obtained by either ringing 01482 649382 or visiting the Hessle RNLI’s Branch website and Facebook pages
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ST STEPHEN’S SHOPPING CENTRE COLLECTION RAISES MONEY FOR THE  LIFEBOATS

The Hessle Branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) raised over £630 for the work of the Lifeboat Service when they manned an RNLI stall in the St Stephen’s Shopping Centre on Ferensway in Hull. 

Steve Robinson volunteer Press Officer said “For the last 7 years we have benefited from the continuing support of  the St Stephen’s Shopping Centre on Ferensway in Hull.  Over that time this has enabled us  to raise over £4600 for the RNLI  The support we receive from  local commercial organisations is very important to our fundraising efforts  and thanks go to all the shopping centre visitors who made donations or bought our souvenirs throughout the day

(February 2019)

RNLI QUIZ NIGHT SUCCESS


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Hessle Branch organised their first fundraising event of 2019 last Friday when 123 supporters of the maritime search and rescue charity enjoyed a quiz night and fish and chip supper in All Saints’ Church Hall Hessle. 

Some £515 was raised for the Lifeboat Service at the annual quiz which has now run for 17 years and has raised thousands of pounds for the work of the RNLI

The Branch’s next fundraising event will be a collection and display in St Stephen’s Shopping centre on Saturday 16th February.

(January 2019)

LOCAL RNLI FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR  2019 LAUNCHED

       To celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2019 the Hessle Branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) has launched a special fundraising campaign in support of the Humber Lifeboat “The Pride of the Humber “ based at Spurn Point. The aim of the "Fund Our Fuel Campaign" is to contribute to what is a major cost for the Station with on average  £36,000 a year spent on marine diesel fuel.

       Dave Steenvoorden, Coxswain of the Humber Lifeboat said “providing fuel for the Lifeboat is always the great additional unknown cost of running a Lifeboat from one year to the next and we are delighted that the Hessle Branch are supporting us in this way” 

       The campaign will run throughout the year and underlines the special relationship the Branch has developed over the years  with the station and its crew  by putting on lots of special one off fundraising events , holding collections at football and rugby matches,  supporting the Humber  Lifeboat's 200th anniversary celebrations in 2010. and  later raising nearly £4000 to purchase the crew a complete set of new lifejackets. Anyone wanting to support the “Fund Our Fuel Campaign” campaign should in the first instance  ring the Hessle RNLI Branch on 01482 649382

 

RNLI AUTUMN FAIR

Last Saturday morning some 30 volunteer fundraisers from the Hessle Branch of the RNLI manned various stands at their Annual Autumn Fair held in All Saints’ Church Hall Hessle and raised just under £1100 for the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Chairman Joy Toogood said “we had over 250 people through the door which enabled us to raise this great amount of money in only 3 hours which shows this annual event remains extremely popular with local people and we thank them once again for their generous support. We are now very much looking forward to 2019 which is a very special year for our group as we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary of raising funds to support the Lifeboat Service” 

(November 2018)
FISH LUNCH AND EVENING DINNER PROVE GREAT SUCCESS FOR LIFEBOATS

For the third year running the Hessle Branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) has been involved with the residents of the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village in Hedon who supported a Fish Lunch and Evening Dinner hosted in the site’s Francesco’s Restaurant. Some 60 residents attended and in total £522 was raised on the day for the work of the Lifeboat Service. The event formed part of the RNLI’s National “Fish Supper” Fundraising Campaign 

Spokesman for the RNLI Steve Robinson said “this is the third year that we have had this very successful fundraiser and over that time the residents have contributed some £1183 tor the Lifeboats for which we are extremely grateful” 

Photograph shows “Fish Lunch/Evening Dinner” orgnaiser Ron Tempest with Franceso the restaurant proprietor at the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village. 
RNLI Raises £1000 at ASDA Store Collection

Last week volunteer fundraisers from the Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) undertook a 2 day collection at Asda’s Hessle Road store and in total £1000 was raised for the work of the maritime search and rescue charity 

A spokesman for the branch said 

“We have now managed to raise £16850 for the work of the Lifeboat Service from these store collections over the last 14 years thanks to ASDA’s tremendous support Our charity appreciates the value of the ongoing support of the company and its customers who through their generosity recognise the efforts of all our Lifeboat crews in saving lives at sea around the coasts of the UK and Ireland.

(October 2018)

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