Our treasurer Stella’s been having a busy time counting up the income and outlay from August’s Open Day and we’re very happy to announce a final total of £1666.01!
This amount is amazing considering the absolutely awful weather conditions on the day, which meant that instead of being four hours long the overall event ended up being cut a little short, lasting just over two hours in all.
Huge thanks are due to all crew and friends-of volunteers who gave up a lot of time to prepare for and bring the event to life, as well as to those who braved the weather to come along support the event. Extra thanks are also offered to those who were unable to attend the event, but sent contributions instead.
All funds raised will be well used to help keep the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat afloat over the coming year and to boost funds available for vital equipment and repairs.
Every and all support is much appreciated, thank you all so much! :thumb:
Well, the bank holiday weekend just flew by – quite literally with gusts of up to 40 mph around the coast! And with it came our Open Day on Sunday 26th August 2018.
It has to be said that our volunteers, guests and supporters were amazing, all coming along to make the day special despite the best efforts of the weather to wash us all away! You could tell how the weather was shaping up from 8.30 a.m. when our on-the-day preparations began …
Special thanks for entertainment go to Hall and Blokes who managed to keep things lively with some great musical entertainment, and to Rye Town Crier Paul Goring for coming along, adding his voice to the event and drawing the grand raffle for us.
The raffle included gifts and donations from many of our supporters. Overall, there are far too many people to thank for the day than there’s space here, so please take a peep at our Thank You board which was out on the day (tied securely to the railings, so the wind couldn’t remove it).
Our Sponsors and Donors page is currently under construction and will offer a full list of local businesses and individuals who are helping to keep us afloat – link to be added shortly.
There’s now also a gallery page dedicated to Open Day – click here if you’d like to see more images of the event (and the rain)!
We haven’t finished all of the accounts for the day yet, but a preliminary count-up indicates that we’ve managed to achieve over £1,000 in funds raised, which is amazing considering the weather conditions. We really couldn’t have done it without all of the support we’ve received ~ thank you all very much!
And of course as the count up ends, the count down to next year begins.
Watch this space for further updates and a huge thank you once again to everyone who’s helping to support us as we support the coastal community and its visitors.
Not long now until our Gala Open Day on 26th August 2018. We’ll be open from 12 noon to 4 pm on the day, with stalls, entertainments, events and a display by boat crews at 1 pm. Look, we’ve already got the banners out …
Some of the entertainment will be provided by Hall and Blokes Ukulele band and we’ve just had news that Rye Town Crier, Paul Goring, is hoping to make a guest appearance during the afternoon.
Everyone involved in the Pett Level Rescue Boat is working hard to help with preparations and you can help too by letting your friends and family know about the event and by coming along to support us. We’re an independent rescue boat and meet our own costs through constant fundraising, so all support is appreciated. We’re down at the boathouse every Sunday morning and any donations of tombola prizes – particularly bottles – are still being gratefully received.
Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for further updates but in the meantime, we’re looking forward to seeing you on the day!