Saturday, 22 May 2010

Fair Weather Table Sale

There will be a fair weather table sale on Sunday 30th May on the School Green at Rye Harbour starting at 10.30am.

You just need to bring your own table and bits to sell.

£5 per table / pitch.

For more details, contact Steve on 01797 223631

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Station Open Day 2010

The annual station open day will be held on Saturday 12 June 2010. RNLI Lifeboat B727, Commander and Mrs Rodney Wells will be making her last appearance at the open day as the Station Lifeboat as after 13 years of reliable service she will be retired to the relief lifeboat fleet.

Through out the day, there will be rescue demonstrations were carried out in the river (depending on operational availability). Dungeness RNLI All Weather Lifeboat will be visiting the station where visitors can have a tour of the Lifeboat. During the day the Cinque Port Morris Men will be dancing and there will be music from the local group 'Black Briar'.

This year the RNLI Sea Safety officer will be on hand to check lifejackets and give general safety advice to the sailing / boating community. There will be food and refreshment, a raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac stall, and the souvenir shop will be open.

Richard Tollett, RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat, said: ‘This is a great chance to come and see what happens at the station. You can meet the crew, station personel and some members of the fundraising team.’

Steve Tollett, Chairman Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Management Group, said: ‘This event is for the whole family, plus you can see the Cinque Port Morris Men dancing and get free Sea Safety advice.’

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Maddie gave it Welly and raised £185.38

Maddie Wright persuaded her cousins Millie and Beth, Mum Becky and Nan Teresa to help her hold a coffee morning on Saturday 1st May 2010 at Rye Harbour Village Hall to raise money for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station.

The event was a great success, raising £185.38. There was a cake stall, tombola, raffles, bric-a-brac and refreshments.

This is not the first time that Maddie has raised money for the RNLI. Maddie took part in the RNLI SOS Day 2010 'Stroll Our Shore' Welly Walk held at Rye Harbour on Saturday 30 January 2010, raising £50.

Teresa Sutton, Maddies Nan, said: 'I don't think Maddie will stop until she has raised enough money to pay for a pair of welly boots for each of the crew'.

Steve Tollett, RNLI Chairman for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘It is really heartening that there are youngsters who want to raise money for the RNLI. A pair of wellies cost around £40; to pay for wellies for the crew at Rye Harbour will cost around £900. It is fundraising like this that enables the RNLI to equip their volunteer crews to continue saving lives at sea’

We would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organisations for supporting this fundraising event:
  • The Little Shoppe - Winchelsea
  • Jamie Wickens Butchers
  • Budgens Jempsons - Rye
  • Cranberries
  • Adams of Rye
  • Simon Milne
  • Penny Royal
  • Rose-Annes
  • Avocet Tea Room Gallery
  • Sweet Memories
  • Herald and Heart
  • Organics
  • Bosuns Bite cafe
  • Inkerman Arms
  • Rye Harbour Stores
  • Suttons Shop - Winchelsea Beach