Lifeboat Landlady raffles meat for Hayling RNLI

Hayley AwardEvery Sunday at the Lifeboat Inn on Hayling Island, vivacious landlady Hayley Wallage raffles a variety of meat joints in aid of the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station. Since starting this in 2002 her efforts have raised over £18000 with nearly £10000 in the last five years.

Hayley’s magnificent efforts have been recognised by the RNLI who have presented her with a signed Certificate thanking her for her work. Paul Boissier, Chief Executive of the RNLI, signed the certificate which reads’ The Chairman and Council of the RNLI wish to record their sincere thanks to Hayley Wallage, of The Lifeboat Inn, in recognition of her dedicated support for the RNLI on Hayling Island, raising funds to help save lives at sea.’ Hayley was presented with the award (pictured) by Hayling RNLI Lifeboat Station Operations Manager Jonathan Bradbury and Peter Walmsley Deputy Launch Authority who both praised her tireless efforts on behalf of the crew.

Each week Hayley purchases about £80 of mixed meats from butchers Alan Rae on Hayling and raffles 10 items ranging from chicken, duck, gammon steaks, beef to bigger legs of lamb. Customers buy tickets at £1 per strip of five and at 3pm the sales stop and the raffle is drawn midst an increasing excitement in the two bars.

Hayley said afterwards ‘I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful surprise. I was so shocked by what was happening! My customers have just been so good over the years supporting me in my endeavour to support the RNLI. It is wonderful that so much can be raised by something so relatively simple.’

Siri Young, RNLI Fundraising Chairman who nominated Hayley for this award said ‘These certificates are quite rare and only go to outstanding people. Hayley certainly fits this bill and we are so grateful to her for all her fundraising, which together with other items as well as the meat raffle has raised over £11000 in the past 5 years.’

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Service Numbers 2018

Total Launches: 14
Atlantic 85: 9
D-Class: 5

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

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