Members of the Winscombe and Sandford RNLI fundraising branch were treated to their first quiz night in three years on 28 January 2023 following a hiatus caused by the COVID pandemic. The event was a huge success, raising a grand total of £1800 for the important lifeboat charity.
Thanks in part to the £300 of National Grid community funding, people attending on the night were able to enjoy a challenging quiz, a ploughman's supper and a raffle. In total a group of over 140 people took part in the fun-filled evening, making it a fabulous return for the annual event.
The Winscombe and Sandford RNLI fundraising branch includes the area around Winscombe from Nailsea in the north through Winscombe south to Wedmore and east from Winscombe through Cheddar, Priddy, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury to Street.
We're thrilled to have raised over £1800 throughout the night, which will go a long way to providing much-needed support for our courageous rescuers at sea.
The busy branch has a packed calendar of events throughout the year including this annual quiz event, annual plant and garden sale, supper nights, folk and gospel concerts, day trips, village and town fairs, and garden centre and supermarket collections.
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches across the country. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824, which shows just how crucial their work is.
Allan Cooper, Winscombe and Sandford RNLI Fundraising Branch Chair said, "We're thrilled to have raised over £1800 throughout the night, which will go a long way to providing much-needed support for our courageous rescuers at sea.
"Without National Grid's generous contribution, we wouldn't have been able to provide the level of food and refreshments that were on offer, and it was a big part of making the night a success. We're pleased to have received such strong community support and we look forward to next year's event!".