Model boats raise funds for RNLI Troon
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.
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.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.