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Caister Lifeboat Fete 2020

  • Caister Lifeboats
  • 09 Jul 2020

To all of our friends and supporters.

We are sure you will understand, and perhaps have expected us to announce, that our Caister Lifeboat Fete has been cancelled this year.

It was not an easy decision, and we left it as long as possible before we had to make this announcement.

The Caister Lifeboat Fete is our biggest event; our biggest fund raiser of the year, bringing us around 10% of our annual running costs in a single day.

This is thanks to the support of our crew, volunteers, friends and supporters, and scores local businesses.

We have always loved welcoming you; we want to welcome you again. But we must wait until it is safe.

As a lifesaving charity, the safety of our supporters, volunteers, crew and our wider community, is paramount. 

We don’t think we can put on our fete safely, and that’s the bottom line.

In this difficult time, we would like you to remember all of the kind and generous people and businesses that support our fete.

Holiday and tourism businesses that have for many years kindly supplied us with donations of food, drinks and prizes. 

They have had a truly tough time and they would appreciate your custom if you are venturing out.

We ask that you support them as they do their utmost to re-open safely, protecting their business and keeping their staff employed.

Our museum, shop and cafe at the lifeboat station, however, must remain closed. We cannot yet see a way to safely open our buildings to the public.

But rest assured, we will be welcoming you back as soon as it is safe, and we can’t say whether that will happen this year.

We know that however the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you, that you are still supporting us in spirit. And we have had some donations made to us as our fund raising has suffered.

So, we thank you for your continued support, and until we can welcome you back, please keep safe, keep well and look after each other.

From Paul Garrod, Chairman, and everyone at Caister Lifeboat.

As an independent Lifeboat we depend entirely on donations

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