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Buchan Bird Club present Fraserburgh RNLI with cheque

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Isobel and Duggie Beedie, and Norman Robertson from the Buchan Bird Club came in to the station this afternoon and presented Coxswain Vic Sutherland and LOM Hamish Partridge with a cheque for £200 for Fraserburgh Lifeboat funds.

Isobel and Duggie Beedie, and Norman Robertson from the Buchan Bird Club presented Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Vic Sutherland and Lifeboat Operations Manager Hamish Partridge with a cheque for £200 inside the crew changing room at Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station.

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Isobel and Duggie Beedie, and Norman Robertson from the Buchan Bird Club presented Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Vic Sutherland and Lifeboat Operations Manager Hamish Partridge with a cheque for £200

Founder members Isobel and Duggie, along with secretary Norman told us that the Buchan Bird Club had only started this year and had its first sale in the Public Hall at New Pitsligo in April.

There was a huge turnout and money raised from admission fees, donations for teas and raffles raised more than enough to cover the club’s costs and expenses.

Being a non profit organisation the committee decided to divide the surplus between 3 local charities, including ourselves.

Duggie was a fisherman for 28 years and knows the role that the RNLI plays in the community.

Hamish said that it was that it was a great gesture by the members of the Buchan Bird Club and the donation will be greatly appreciated by everyone at Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station.

Vic was full of praise for the tremendous level of support we get from the community and said that “Every penny of the contribution from the Buchan Bird Club will help us to save lives at sea”

Anyone who wants to find out more about the Buchan Bird Club can phone Norman on 07900 055152 or check out their Facebook Page.

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