SOMETHING fishy is happening in Baltimore at the end of the month.
It’s the return of the hugely popular RNLI fundraising Fish Supper in the sailing club which takes place on Sunday, October 27th. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample the best of seafood kindly donated by local fishing trawlers and cooked by chef Chris Hedges, who has volunteered his culinary services for the occasion.
John O’Brien, chairman of the RNLI Baltimore fundraising committee said: ‘Our brave volunteer crews here in Baltimore are drawn from the local area, and are relentless in their provision of a top class rescue service to island communities, boat owners, medical emergencies, the fishing industry, sea-based activities and the general public who enjoy the waters and the wild here, especially around Carbery’s 100 islands. It’s a 24/7 year round operation, executed with efficiency and empathy, and it is a great comfort to seafarers and others that the Lifeboat is there at the ready, in all weathers.’
He pointed out that fundraising is a crucial part of the operation, and there is a constant draw on funds to keep the service afloat and effective. ‘We wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many volunteers and sponsors who have supported our fundraising efforts through the events run this year. It is so gratifying to receive this local unwavering support, year in year out, and this last event of 2019 will no doubt be well supported also.’
The Fish Supper starts at 7pm at Baltimore Sailing Club and wines are available to purchase, complementing the fish delivered straight from the quayside. Booking is essential and tickets (€25) are available at Bushe’s Bar.
The RNLI’s Fish Supper is a national fundraising initiative every October to raise vital funds for the lifesaving charity. People are encouraged to host Suppers either at home or in groups. To receive a free Fish Supper fundraising pack, and to see some mouth-watering recipe inspiration, visit RNLI.org/Fish Supper.