News & Events

Tenner Teenager tickles the Ivories for Lifeboat heroes

AN ENTERPRISING Poole teenager has been tickling the ivories to raise funds to help save lives at sea.

Rachel Matthews has been playing the piano every evening, entertaining customers at the Slipway Bay at the RNLI College in Poole and is donating all the money she makes to the RNLI.

She has been playing the piano for four years and the 14-year-old has been performing every evening in May and twice on a Friday night, entertaining diners, visiting crew, tour visitors and even a 50th wedding anniversary party.

The Parkstone Grammar pupil said: “I’m doing Young Enterprise’s Tenner Challenge, where you have a month to make as much money as you can from £10. I decided to play the piano and donate all the money raised to the RNLI, a charity I support because of the amazing work it does saving lives at sea.”

She said: “We did our family history once and we discovered that our family were fishermen and some were on the crew. The money I raise I hope will go towards funding trainees equipment or training.”

Read full story