RNLI branch raises cash for Selsey and Hayling Island stations

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The Manhood Branch of the RNLI have again been working hard to raise vital funds for the Selsey and Hayling Island lifeboat stations.

A barn dance, attended by 60 people, was held and instructed by a professional caller who managed to keep control over the noisy revellers.

A delicious ploughman’s supper was provided for all and in the course of the evening more than £800 was raised.

The annual autumn lunch was held at Itchenor Memorial Hall on November 1. This year the theme was Italian.

The hall was decorated in the Italian colours, each table having a plant with two flags adding to the attractive décor.

The lunch of antipasta followed by spaghetti tetrazzini was delightfully ended with a frangipani tart, generously donated by Linda’s Pantry. Some said it was the ‘best ever luncheon’.

Branch secretary Gillian Rokison said: “Well done and congratulations to Kim Henshaw and her team for providing another successful occasion.

“Many thanks also to the contributors to the raffle including Munneries of East Wittering. Their lovely fruit basket and other donations helped to raise £182 10.

“The overall result of the day was £921.57 for our lifeboat stations. Thank you everyone for your support.”

The branch’s last event will be the bridge and tea at West Wittering Memorial Hall on November 30. Tables can be booked through Annie Creek on 01243 512900.