View as PDF

Birthday Donations from Willie and James for Fraserburgh RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Willie Summers and James Cameron dropped in by Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station recently with a great donation of £570 for the Lifeboat funds.

Oil worker James Cameron and fisherman Willie Summers present Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Vic Sutherland with a donation of £570 standing in front of the Fraserburgh lifeboat.

RNLI/Billy Watson

Oil worker James Cameron and fisherman Willie Summers present Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Vic Sutherland with a donation of £570

The two friends held a joint 60th birthday party at the local RAF club in early October and told their guests that they didn’t want any presents, but if they wanted they could make a donation to the lifeboat instead.

When asked why they chose the Lifeboat, Willie, a crewman aboard the Christina S said 'Well, I’m at the sea' and James said 'and I work offshore'

Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Vic Sutherland said “We really appreciate Willie and James thinking about us when they were celebrating their birthdays. It’s a tremendous amount and it was a fantastic gesture. On behalf of everyone at RNLI Fraserburgh I’d like to thank Willie and James and all their friends for the donation. All the money raised will help us save lives at sea.”

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.


The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland