Chocolate and coffee combo for the lifeboat

A chocolate and coffee tasting evening will raise funds for the RNLI.

It will be held at Amelia’s Chocolate in Aberdeen Walk, Scarborough, on 5 June, from 7-9pm.

Chocolate and coffee lovers will be invited to taste five single-origin chocolates which will be matched with five coffees from the Baytown Coffee Company in Whitby.

Baytown started in 2013 out of the love of great coffee. The company says: “Baytown stands for simplicity and its ethos is based around making great coffee that does great things. When we’re not roasting coffees, you can catch us organising beach cleans, doing charity projects with local schools and working with farmers at origin”.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online at Eventbrite.

Half the proceeds will go to the RNLI to help them continue to save lives at sea. 

* Over £2,000 was raised for Scarborough RNLI at a fashion show at the Crown Spa Hotel.

About 100 guests watched a dozen models parade down a catwalk before tucking into dinner.

It was the first fashion show to be organised by Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild and the first to be held at the hotel, said Gladys Freeman, who chairs the guild.

The exact amount raised isn’t yet known and will be announced later.

Rosie Jackson of Cosmetique in Scarborough provided the models and clothing. She was joined by Jane Wheldon from Get Ahead Hats in Snainton.

* Static cyclists raised about £1,167 for Scarborough RNLI during the Tour de Yorkshire. Despite going nowhere fast on exercise bikes, they pedalled 501 km or 313 miles, outside the lifeboat station.

* A small fishing boat’s luck ran out when out when its engine failed near Filey Brigg.

The crew had neither radio nor GPS and Filey lifeboat was busy towing a boat to Bridlington.

The coastguard despatched Scarborough’s Shannon lifeboat to its rescue, towing the eight-metre craft to safety.

Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager Andy Volans said: “The RNLI strongly advises all vessels to carry a radio and GPS as a bare minimum”.