Fundraising chair stands down after four years at the helm.
After four very successful years Carolyn McHaffie has stood down as the chair or the Tobermory RNLI fundraising team.
Carolyn did not just assume the role of Tobermory RNLI fundraising team chair, as until four years ago the Tobermory fund raising team had been inactive for many years. So rather than assuming the demanding role within an already established fundraising team, Carolyn was the pivotal force in establishing and building the Tobermory RNLI fundraising team.
During this time Carolyn has built a dedicated and extremely effective fundraising team, in addition to establishing a comprehensive calendar of events throughout the year. Not only raising money for the charity that saves lives at sea but also showing the local community another side of the RNLI.
Chairman of the Tobermory station Richard ‘Popz’ Fairbairns said “It is easy to focus on the RNLI as the men and women in yellow suits on the big orange boats. Yet without the tireless work of the dedicated teams of fundraising volunteers throughout the UK and republic of Ireland, there would be no men and women in yellow suits on the big orange boats”.
Carolyn will remain as a committed member of the Tobermory fundraising team, in the four years at the helm the Tobermory RNLI fundraising team has raised in the region of £37,000. A testament to the dedication of our fundraising team, and to the generosity of the community which we serve.
The entire station would like to take this opportunity to thank Carolyn not only for the last four years but also for her continued support of the RNLI, and welcome the new chair of the fundraising team Annette Wood along with new members to the team Helen Foster and Kayleigh Brown.
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