Bike run effort for Arbroath RNLI
Arbroath RNLI was the grateful beneficiary of some high energy fund raising recently.
A group of local lads undertook a gruelling 25 mile bike run from Arbroath to Dobbies and back in late summer to raise money for the lifeboats and visited the station to meet the volunteer RNLI crew and present the donation.
The fantastic sum of £563 was raised in total, and Arbroath lifeboat Operations Manager, for Arbroath RNLI, Alex Smith said of the feat “We are lucky enough to receive donations from the community raised in all manner of different and imaginative ways, but this is certainly up there with the most energetic!
We are extremely grateful for the hard work put in by the lads and it was great to see them down at the station. The money they raised will go directly to making sure our crew continues to be well trained and equipped for going to sea.”
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.