Portsmouth families called to host fishy dinner parties for the RNLI

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​FISHY friends are being called to host a supper for a lifeboat charity.

The RNLI has today launched its Fish Supper campaign in a bid to raise vital funds for the lifesaving cause.

The effort is calling on people from across the area to host fish-themed dinner parties with friends or family.

Adele Fuller, RNLI area manager, said: ‘This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to tuck into some fish-themed food and help the RNLI save lives at sea.’

Last year the charity’s lifeboats launched 8,228 times across the UK, with volunteers rescuing some 7,973 people, including 348 who would have died if they had not have been saved.

Adele added: ‘We’re asking people to spare a thought for the sacrifices the crew make – last year the RNLI saved 348 lives – that’s 348 people who were able to sit down at the dinner table with their loved ones again.’

The effort is running from October 14 to 16. For details, see rnli.org/fishsupper.