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Local charity gives back to community with RNLI donation

Lifeboats News Release

Local Charity Gives back

left to right - Callum Govus(Full Time Mechanic), Jean Houston(Quarriers Manager), Elizabeth McGhie(Quarriers Service user), Elaine Kiltie(Quarriers team leader)

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Quarriers staff and service users handing donation to station mechanic Callum Govus

Local Charity Gives back.

Tonight we were delighted to be visited by staff and service users of another local charity 'Quarriers'
Quarriers are a local charity that support local residents with learning difficulties in their own tenancy's in the community of Girvan.

Recently the staff of Quarriers and their service users ran a bottle stall at our annual harbour gala raising a fantastic sum of £245.08

The residents that use the Quarriers service feel extremely grateful that they are very well supported by the local community.
Quarriers manager Jean Houston goes on to say staff and clients wanted to give something back to the community to show appreciation of the support they receive and decided on donating the takings from their bottle stall to Girvan Lifeboat, as being a very worthy cause and enabling them to continue the excellent lifesaving service they provide.

On behalf of all at Girvan Lifeboat Station we would like to extend our thanks to the staff and clients of Quarriers Girvan for their generous donation of £245.08 which will go along way ensuring our volunteers continue to provide the highest standard of service possible.

We consider ourselves part of the community at Girvan Lifeboat Station and are grateful to the local community, businesses and other charities within the town that hold a place close to their hearts for the RNLI.

You can find out more about Quarriers Homelife Girvan at…/homelife-supported-living-girvan/

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.

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