So, time for an update of the successful fundraising event held by local ceramic artist Marian Mason, in her festive Open Studio event.

It’s great when individuals in the local community show support for charity at a local level. It’s particularly wonderful for a rescue service like ours, which is totally independent of any central funding and national-scale fundraising, and where everyone is a volunteer.

Marian is a fantastic example of this community support, and she has raised funds for us across two event this year. As well as her Mad Hatter’s event in the summer, last weekend Marian held the Ocean Ceramics Festive Open Studio as a way to combine selling some of her beautiful handcrafted ceramics with raising funds for two local charities – the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat and St. Michael’s Hospice.

To support the fundraising aspect for us, Marian also hosted a table of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat merchandise, as well as a donation bucket.

We’re very pleased to now share Marian’s success! Many of Marian’s generous visitors bought some of our cards, calendars and stickers, so PLIRB merchandise is now getting ‘out there’. Still more of those at her event also popped donations into the bucket, all of which raised a wonderful total of £72.23 for our rescue charity. It’s worth remembering that, as summer is the main fundraising season for us and our fundraising slows considerably in the winter months, this amazing total is a real extra boost for us.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Marian for her hard work in holding this event, and for showing her support for charity causes close to her heart. Everyone here at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat is very grateful for Marian’s support for us with this extra fundraising in 2019 – thank you so much!