The World Dab Fishing Competition 2017, held at Dungeness organised by the Dungeness Angling Association raised £4,100 for the RNLI
Hundreds of anglers descended on Dungeness to take part in this annual event, even though the weather was wet, windy and cold, this did not deter the enthusiasm of the anglers involved. Registration and the weigh-in afterwards were held at Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station and the RNLI volunteer crew and supporters helped out with the organisers.
A huge amount of raffle tickets were sold on the day and after the weighing-in at the end, a presentation was made to Simon Newman from ‘Castaways Bed & Breakfast, Coast Drive, Lydd On Sea' who organised the event with the donated raffle prizes and the sponsorship. This is the seventh year this event has happened and Simon has now raised over £35,000 for the RNLI.
Georgie King, Chairlady of the Dungeness RNLI Fundraising Committee presented Simon with a framed Certificate Of Thanks from the Chief Executive of the RNLI.
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