MBLA enjoyed a fantastic night of support and fundraising last night (Friday 8th) at Out of the Blue, Porthleven.
It was hoped to sail HR to Porthleven to support the local lifeboat weekend but because of the bad weather this was not possible.
The evening was supported by a talk with slide show and some short videos about the history of Porthleven given by local historian Roger Hoskins.
Mark Mitchell gave a PowerPoint presentation and some short videos about the history, renovation and current use of Happy Return.
Between the breaks to refill glasses and buy a pasty kindly donated by Simon Stone (Out of the Blue) the Cadgwith singers entertained us with sea shanties & Cornish folk songs.
The event raised £361.08 from sale of raffle tickets, sale of merchandise, donations and the proceeds of the sale of pasties.
Many thanks to James Walker for organising the event, arranging raffle prizes etc. and to Mark Mitchell for preparing and showing the PowerPoint presentation of HR and all those members who worked tirelessly selling raffle tickets, donating prizes etc.
Finally a thank you to John van der Hoff & Nick Darling who missed the event because they had to move HR to safety to inside the wet dock for protection from the forthcoming bad weather late at night when the lock gates were open.