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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.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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