THE Barnoldswick branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) recently held a fish and chip supper cruise on board the Marton Emperor in aid of the RNLI.

This is a national event and the Barnoldswick branch chose to cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

A Barnoldswick branch spokesman said: "We had a lovely supper then we had a beetle drive and on the final game we had to throw an extra six to put a lifebelt round our beetle to honour our gallant lifeboat crews.

"We raised £339 for the RNLI and are grateful for the sponsorship from Albert Road Fisheries and Foulridge Canal Cruises."