Message to support RNLI arrives in a giant bottle

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A MESSAGE in a bottle has arrived in Whitby to help raise awareness of life-saving charity, the RNLI.

A huge bottle is being relayed via all of the UK’s 235 RNLI lifeboat stations as part of The Round Table’s fund-raising initiative and it stopped off in Whitby last month (March).

The organisation’s national fund-raising target is £150,000 this year, with all proceeds going directly to the RNLI - their chosen charity of the year.

Giuseppe La Vigna, secretary of Whitby’s Round Table said, “We received the bottle from Scarborough and passed it on to Stokesley’s Round Table at Staithes’ lifeboat station.

“We hosted our annual quiz on the Thursday 24 March which saw around 100 members of the local community get involved.

“£1,000 was split between Whitby’s lifeboats and worthy local causes; we regularly support local clubs and schemes.

“We’re constantly looking for new members, and want to make people aware that the society is a contemporary one with a modern outlook.”

The relay started at the Round Table’s headquarters in Birmingham on 14 January and will end on 6 May in Blackpool.