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Portush Yacht Club: A Warm and Welcome Place for the Local Community During the Cost of Living Crisis

19th November 2022
Portrush Yacht Club on the Causeway Coast
Portrush Yacht Club on the Causeway Coast

Portrush Yacht Club on the Causeway Coast in North Antrim in Northern Ireland, has taken the initiative of providing a warm and welcoming place for members of the public and community groups who may be feeling the pinch of the cost of living crisis. Is this club the first to do this?

The clubhouse is situated on the pier and Portrush is also the home of a Severn class All Weather Lifeboat and a new D class boat delivered just a week ago.

Every Thursday from 24 November between 10 am - 2 pm, the main bar area will be open as a warm place. Tea, coffee, and a cup of warm soup will be available free of charge and for football fans, World Cup matches can be televised and the fire lit. The manager Karl Simmonds says, “ Feel free to bring along a board game or crafts. This is a free weekly event open to all in our local community”.

Further info from [email protected]

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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