• Cyril McAree

Dine Out At Klaw This Month & Help Out The RNLI

For the month of October, the RNLI is asking people and restaurants to take part in the lifesaving charity’s annual foodie fundraiser, Fish Supper, to help save lives at sea. Niall Sabongi’s Klaw and The Seafood Café in Temple Bar will add a discretionary €2 to customer’s bills, and clients of his wholesale seafood business Sustainable Seafood Ireland (SSI) will also be asked to support the life-saving, 24 hour search and rescue service.

Speaking on the campaign, Niall said, ‘I am delighted to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign. In my business we rely on small fishing boats around the Irish coast to bring in our fresh catch and supply restaurants with the best in Irish fish. This time of year, we are getting into rougher weather and stormy seas and it is good to know that the RNLI are there if we need them.’

The RNLI is an on-call 24/7 search and rescue service operating forty-six lifeboat stations around Ireland. It relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members often sacrifice their own mealtimes and special occasions to answer their pagers and help those in trouble at sea. The RNLI is busier than ever with over 1,500 volunteer lifeboat crew members in Ireland providing a 24-hour search and rescue service. In 2018 lifeboats were launched 995 times, bringing 1,351 people to safety.

Anyone can sign up online to host their own Fish Supper for friends and family or simply join in with the raft of Fish Suppers being organised by local RNLI fundraising teams, lifeboat crew volunteers and businesses across Ireland for the month of October. Simply sign up at https://rnli.org/fish-supper


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