Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI Lifeboat Ball raises a massive £12,400

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat annual ball.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat annual ball.


More than 450 guests attended the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Ladies Lifeboat Guild’s annual Lifeboat Ball at the Ocean Rooms, Gorleston.

And the event was hailed a great success raising a wonderful sum of £12,400 for the offshore and inshore lifeboats based on the riverside at Gorleston.

The guests enjoyed a three-course meal cooked by celebratory chef Mark Dixon of the King’s Arms in Fleggburgh and his brigade.

The lifeboat crew showed a video of their rescues during the last year, as well as exercises, prompting loud applause from the guests.

The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Kerry Robinson-Payne proposed the health of the crew and their partners and the Lee Vasey Band entertained.

Charles Bycroft auctioned a generously donated week’s stay in the Cotswolds raising £2,000 and Glen Hurren presented a cheque for £15,000 on behalf of the staff at Asco. The guild and crew thank all local businesses who supported the tombola.

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