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Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s RNLI Music and Beer Festival raised £3,000 for Harwich lifesavers

PUBLISHED: 12:55 26 September 2017

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

Jay Hume and Poppy Cryer at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club's RNLI Music and Beer Festival. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

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Suffolk sailors have trebled their support for lifesavers at sea after extending an annual fundraiser to include an entire weekend of family focused events.

The festival was attended by more than 1,000 people. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYThe festival was attended by more than 1,000 people. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s RNLI Music and Beer Festival is expected to have raised more than £3,000 for the charity’s Harwich branch.

Visitors over three days enjoyed a variety of family entertainment. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYVisitors over three days enjoyed a variety of family entertainment. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

More than 1,000 visitors were able to watch live bands, take tours of the lifeboat, try sailing and more.

There was fun and games for the children. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYThere was fun and games for the children. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

Club commodore Colin Lister said the event went “extremely well” and helped demonstrate the “total admiration” members had for the RNLI.

Visitors were able to have pictures taken in the traditional seaside poster boards. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYVisitors were able to have pictures taken in the traditional seaside poster boards. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

“This was the first time in many years we held it over three days and we’ve more than trebled the amount raised as a result,” he added.

The young sailors were able to get out on the water. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYThe young sailors were able to get out on the water. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

“It’s a lot of work but it’s worth doing. As a club we always feel it’s important to support the RNLI.”

Younger children could have their faces painted. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYYounger children could have their faces painted. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

The club is holding a fundraising dinner for the RNLI on Friday, October 27.

Live bands played across the weekend. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYLive bands played across the weekend. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sunday saw the sunniest of the weather. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYSunday saw the sunniest of the weather. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

The three day event has raised more than £3,000 for the RNLI. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHYThe three day event has raised more than £3,000 for the RNLI. Picture: HARMAN H HOPKINS/H3 PHOTOGRAPHY

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