We had a busy evening on Wednesday 5th July 2018 … with some of the base and land crew off to visit the lovely staff of The Royal Oak, Pett to present a certificate of thanks for the kind donations made from bar collections.

Ian Mitchell, owner of the Royal Oak, was unavoidably detained over at sister hostelry The Queen’s Head but Sally, in charge of operations at the Royal Oak in his stead, kindly stepped up to do the honours and receive the Certificate of Thanks from David Martin, on behalf of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat.

Royal Oak, Pett

It was such a joy to be able to stand in the delightful garden of the Royal Oak on this wonderful, warm evening to take the photo. If you haven’t experienced a drink and a meal here it’s highly recommended, particularly in this run of fine weather we’re having!

Many thanks to all concerned, including regulars and visitors to the Royal Oak who kindly drop their change into the collection box, or make a point of popping a note in as a contribution. As a charity, the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat team really appreciate this kind of of generosity and it’s vital for helping keep us afloat (in all ways).

A big thank you from all of us!