20th March 2018
People are invited to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station on 8th April at 10:30am to watch the Freddie Cooper Lifeboat go out on an exercise. After the exercise everyone is invited into the Boathouse for an Art Auction kindly supported by The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham, where donated pieces will be auctioned off to raise money for Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station.
Organised with support from The George Farnham Gallery, the event will see artwork that has been donated from Leigh Hammett, Simon Turner, James Oses, The George Farnham Gallery (work by Polly Williams), Suzanne Campbell and 100% of the money raised will go to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station.
Charles Walker, Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep. We rely on the generosity of the public to help us continue our lifesaving service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.’
Ben Long, Fundraising Manager said: ‘I would like to thank The George Farnham Gallery for supporting this event through donating artwork from incredibly talented artists! All the money raised from the event will go directly to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, without the support from people like Gary, Michael and George the dog (after whom the gallery is named) from the Gallery we wouldn’t be able to continue educating people about the dangers of water and saving lives at sea.
Michael Light, (co-owner of) The George Farnham Gallery said: ‘After hearing the terrible news about the break in at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station we wanted to help to raise funds towards the work of the RNLI at Aldeburgh – and we would like to thank the artists who have donated their work and hope that many of you will come and support this event and help it to raise as much money as possible on the day’