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Stirling makes a Sterling effort for North Berwick RNLI and raises £1700.

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North Berwick Hotel owner Stirling Stewart approached local business to donate a fantastic selection of prizes and then sold raffle tickets at his annual beer festival with all proceeds going to North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).

Hotelier Stirling Stewart handing over cheque to Stuart Auld chairman of North Berwick RNLI management group at the front of the Nether Abbey hote

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Chairman of the North Berwick RNLI management group Stuart Auld receiving cheque from Stirling Stewart, hotel owner.

As the owner of The Nether Abbey Hotel in North Berwick, Stirling is very aware that the RNLI relies entirely on contributions from its generous supporters. This led Stirling to decide to hold a fundraising raffle during his annual beer festival. He approached local business for prizes and was delighted with the support that he received. He sold raffle tickets over the weekend of the beer festival and raise £1700.

Stuart Auld (Chairman of the North Berwick RNLI management group said "We appreciate the efforts of Stirling and everybody at the Nether Abbey. This donation will help towards the running of the lifeboat station and our continuing work of training the volunteer crew to save lives in the sea around North Berwick.

Stirling said “We are delighted and would like to thank all of the business that donated prizes"

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