RSP Manston was pleased to support the return of the RNLI junior fishing competition in August with a £750 donation.

Nearly 50 children excitedly set sail at 10 o’clock in 11 local charter boats, returning just after 2pm. Parents enjoyed a bar-b-q and a cake stall was doing brisk business, a raffle was held with all proceeds going to the total amount raised.

A total of £4,600 was raised on the day with further pledges expected meaning over £5,500 raised in total for Ramsgate RNLI.

Organiser Jason Parrot said “ After Covid it was pleasing to see our community come together to raise money for the local lifeboat. Once again we are grateful for the unselfish generosity of our local businesses both big and small also the many unseen helpers without whom this event could not take place. “

Coxwain Ian Cannon added “ The local RNLI crew are grateful to all those who took part in this years event, the money raised will help with training and extra equipment. Our thanks go to Jason and all his helpers and local people who have donated.“