Pub will play quay role in fish and chips fund-raiser

Three of the Blyth volunteer lifeboat crew at The Commissioners Quay Inn, which is doing some Fish Friday specials over the next few weeks to raise money for Blyth RNLI.
Three of the Blyth volunteer lifeboat crew at The Commissioners Quay Inn, which is doing some Fish Friday specials over the next few weeks to raise money for Blyth RNLI.

Popular new eatery The Commissioner’s Quay Inn in Blyth is casting out its net for customers to support a fish fund-raiser for the town’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The establishment, which overlooks the North Sea itself on Quay Road, is supporting the RNLI’s annual Fish Supper campaign tomorrow to raise funds for the local Blyth volunteer lifeboat crew.

The nationwide event honours lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.

Money raised by the inn will be used to purchase equipment, including to help with maintenance, and pay for training for Blyth RNLI crew volunteers.

A two-course RNLI Fish Friday meal will be on the specials board from noon until 9pm. Costing £10 for adults and £5 for children, £1 (50p children’s) from every dish sold will go to Blyth RNLI.

The Commissioner’s Quay Inn general manager, Catherine Bellhouse, said: “We think it’s such a great idea that we’re going to carry on the RNLI Fish Friday specials every Friday until November 25 to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

“The volunteer Blyth crew do an amazing job and make a real difference in the local community and we’re proud to support them so that they can continue to save even more lives at sea.”

Tomorrow, customers will also be able to find out more about the lifeline work of the charity from the Blyth crew, who will be selling merchandise and raising funds inside the inn throughout the day with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.

Robin Palmer, crew member and deputy press officer at Blyth RNLI, said: ”We’re looking forward to working with The Commissioner’s Quay Inn to raise awareness and also spread the word about our Respect the Water campaign.”