A stroll across the Tay by Largoward Primary School benefits Anstruther Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Primary School children from Largoward have raised £100 by completing a sponsored walk over the Tay Road Bridge in aid of Anstruther Lifeboat.

Anstruther LOM Roy Giles pictured with the children of Largoward Primary School

RNLI/Martin Macnamara

Anstruther LOM Roy Giles received the cheque from fundraisers
The children in Primary's 1, 2 and 3 completed the walk earlier this year and chose Anstruther RNLI as the desired destination for their hard earned fundraising efforts.

The school are big supporters of the station and proudly represented themselves earlier this year when they took part in the naming competition of Anstruther's new D class lifeboat and with the station taking charge of the new vessel last month, funded entirely by donations and fundraising at Anstruther, it further demonstrates the importance the money is to the charity.

Anstruther Lifeboat Operations Manager Roy Giles commented, 'We are delighted to accept this donation from Largoward Primary School from their sponsored walk across the Tay Bridge. Our volunteer crew recently visited the school earlier this year to show the pupils the lifeboat and it is great to see that the station is still in thoughts of the school. It is equally rewarding to see the youngsters in the community taking an interest in the lifeboat and in turn, allows us a valuable opportunity to educate them on the importance in respecting the water and we hope to continue the relationship with not only Largoward Primary School but all schools in the area.'

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