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Runswick folk turn out to support rescue boat

Raffle winner John West from Leigh, Greater Manchester was treated to a ride on the rescue boat

Raffle winner John West from Leigh, Greater Manchester was treated to a ride on the rescue boat

An evening of folk singing has raised more than £700 for a village rescue boat charity.

The event was held at the Friendship Rowing Club in Church Street on March 7.

It was organised by long-time supporters of the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat, Nick and Christine Scaife.

“I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all,” said Mr Scaife. “I never fail to be amazed by the generosity of those who attend. The singing and playing was exceptional, with the added attraction of the Runswick Rescue Ranters.”

The sing-a-round event featured a variety of music and included a performance by rescue boat volunteers, appearing as the Runswick Rescue Ranters. 18 members of the crew and committee formed the group and were led on guitar by Anne Dobson and groups The Jolly Herring, Fiddlers Green and The Sloop John B.

Nick and Christine began organising an annual folk event in Huddersfield more than 20 years ago. When the couple moved to Whitby in 2007 they continued to hold it in the town, attracting visitors from all over the country.

Mr Scaife added: “The money raised will help towards the upkeep of a fantastic service and help Runswick Bay Rescue Boat to fund the purchase of a much-need new craftto maintain the service in the next few years.”

Following the event, five raffle winners were treated to a trip out on the rescue boat as part of its Sunday morning training session.”

 

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