The Annual World Dab Fishing Championships 2017 held at Dungeness on Sunday 12th February raised the astounding amount of approx £4,100 for the RNLI. Thank you so much to everyone from the Dungeness Angling Association Committee, to those who helped on the day and to those anglers who were so generous supporting us at the RNLI. A framed certificate of thanks from the RNLI Chief Executive, Paul Boissier was presented to Simon Newman for raising more than £30,000 over the past six years from this annual event.
Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and was the first to receive the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat. The Morrell was named on 31 May 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal.
The station has a rich history, in 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. Through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her.