Cheque presentation for Arbroath lifeboat crew
Volunteer lifeboat crew members at Arbroath RNLI were recently presented with a donation of £250 by members of Stivenstoune Thistle & Rose Lodge 169 from Ayrshire.
Steve Findlay, himself a volunteer at Arbroath lifeboat station and member of the local Lodge St Thomas No. 40, visited Stivenstoune Thistle & Rose Lodge 169 earlier in August along with fellow members of Lodge No. 40 and Panmure 299 to do the Fishermans Charter.
During the visit a collection was taken, raising a total of £155 which was generously rounded up to £250 and it was decided that the money raised would be donated to Arbroath RNLI.
Alex Smith, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Arbroath RNLI, said of the donation, “We are extremely grateful to all who contributed to raise the fantastic £250 donation which was recently presented to us at Arbroath Lifeboat Station.
We rely entirely on donations to fund our crew training and equipment so donations such as this are vital for us to continue providing our service.”
The picture shows members of Lodge St Thomas No. 40 & Panmure 299 handing over the cheque to the lifeboat crew.
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