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RNLI Aith lifeboat station celebrates gala day

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aith lifeboat station celebrated their annual gala day on Sunday, and as it was a day of fine weather it drew in a big crowd, as it has done in previous years.

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

The community is very supportive of the lifeboat charity, which saves lives at sea, and there are many volunteers who work hard to ensure that the day is enjoyed by everyone both locally, and from further afield.

There were various attractions at the gala day, including the Jarl Squad pie eating contest, which was won by ‘Sadboy Delting’, and the Tug of War, which was won by the Delting Jarl Squad.

The children enjoyed stalls such as the lucky dip, tombola, and the buzz wire. There were various foods on offer, such as the chocolate fondue, hot dogs, and the barbeque, and these were enjoyed by all the hungry attendees.

The dinosaurs from Michaelswood were present, and there was also the 3D virtual experience, and soft play area to keep the young ones amused. The adults were entertained by the various sports, and there was also a disco in the evening.

The event included a crew auction, where volunteer members of the lifeboat crew each donated an item to be auctioned, to raise money for the charity.

In all there was a great effort made by the various organisers, and good fun was had by everyone who attended. The total amount raised was £6292.91, and this was gratefully received by the lifeboat charity.

Notes to Editors

Photos show various activities taking place on the gala day. Credit RNLI/Liz Boxwell

RNLI media contacts:

Liz Boxwell, RNLI Aith volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07789 728874, lizboxwell@hotmail.co.uk

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day
Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day
Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day
Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

Aith Lifeboat Gala Day

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