Shantymen sing for their lifeboat

The Sheringham Shantymen will be moving inland on Saturday March 19 when they visit a Breckland church to raise money for a lifeboat which will bear their name.

The Sheringham Shantymen will be moving inland on Saturday March 19 when they visit a Breckland church to raise money for a lifeboat which will bear their name.

New lifeboats can be named after all sorts of people, but there cannot be very many in service around our shores that are named after a group of seafaring singers.

But a new D-class lifeboat which is due to come into service in 2006 will bear the name of the Sheringham Shantymen.

This group of enthusiastic and tuneful lifeboatmen, fishermen and friends are doing their own bit to raise money for the project. Now in their 15th year of singing, in this country and abroad, the Shantymen give more than £5000 a year – which is raised at their concerts – to a range of charities.

You will be able to hear their fine voices at the church of St Ethelbert at East Wretham on March 19 at 7.30pm where local profit goes to the church fabric fund. Tickets for this concert are £7 and you can order them by calling 01953 498609 or 01953 498813.

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