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Model boats raise funds for RNLI Troon

Lifeboats News Release

Two impressive model boats, gifted by Mr John Macdonald from Stewarton to RNLI Shop Troon, went under the hammer thanks to TR Callans, Auctioneers and Valuers in Ayr.

One of the model boats gifted to RNLI Troon

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One of the impressive model boats gifted to RNLI Troon

As the models were beautifully made, RNLI Shop Troon approached TR Callans to value and auction off the models to raise funds for the RNLI in Troon.

The model boats were recently successfully auctioned commission free and all the proceeds from the sale donated to RNLI Troon. David Miller from TR Callans visited RNLI Shop Troon where he presented the cheque to Frances Wong, one of our RNLI shop volunteers.

Thank you to Mr MacDonald for gifting the boats and TR Callans for their assistance in the sale.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

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

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

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

One of the model boats gifted to RNLI Troon

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One of the impressive model boats gifted to RNLI Troon
David Miller from TR Callans presented the cheque to Frances Wong, one of our RNLI shop volunteers.

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David Miller from TR Callans presented the cheque to Frances Wong, one of our RNLI shop volunteers.

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