RNLI Aith lifeboat station celebrates gala day
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.
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
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