Birthday Donations from Willie and James for Fraserburgh RNLI
Willie Summers and James Cameron dropped in by Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station recently with a great donation of £570 for the Lifeboat funds.
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 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, in a normal year, 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.