Shannon appeal closing in on £200k target

Posted on 12th May 2016 | in Community


Above: Amble’s new lifeboat is currently in construction. It will be called the Elizabeth & Leonard

The Shannon Appeal fund is getting nearer the magical figure of £200,000. It currently stands at £178,055.

Who thought that in July 2014 when the RNLI set Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers the target that we would be so close less than two years later?

As Chair of the Fundraisers I have to thank the fantastic committee that we have. They have worked so hard and donated not only their time but their money, and while you may meet them at our monthly coffee mornings, they are beavering away throughout the year, coming up with ideas to get us to that magical figure.

I have to thank the local community, visitors, businesses, clubs, schools and the council who have supported and continue to support the appeal and the lifeboat. Without your help, encouragement, and donations we would not be anywhere near that figure. Thanks to the Northumberland Gazette’s Jam Jar Army Appeal we raised £4104 – that’s a lot of pennies and small change to count. Thank you all for bringing in your jars, bags etc.

Work is well under way for this year’s Harbour Day on Sunday August 28, but in the meantime we have many other events coming up:
Sunday May 15 – Coffee Morning 10am -1pm
Saturday May 28 – Street Collection Morpeth
Sunday May 28 – DB10K
Sunday June 19 – Coffee Morning.

We are looking for volunteers to give up a few hours each month to help the fundraisers or if you can bake or sew then donations are always welcome for our coffee mornings and in August for Harbour Day. Please contact me either via Facebook (Amble Shannon Lifeboat Appeal) or by email:
Once again many thanks for your support.

Katrina Cassidy Chair, Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers