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RNLI Aith and RNLI Lerwick receive Co-op donation

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aith and RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat Stations gratefully received a joint donation from the Brae Co-op recently, which was handed over at RNLI Aith Lifeboat Station’s Gala Day, on 4 June.

RNLI Aith Lifeboat Operations Manager accepting donation from Co-op staff members

RNLI/Liz Boxwell

RNLI Aith Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Nicolson accepts the donation from Brae Co-op staff.

The Co-op staff had held a Bake Sale on 20 May, and staff had baked several cakes, all of which had been sold. The event had included a raffle, and the total funds raised for the charity was £631.00, which is to be split between the two lifeboat stations.

RNLI Aith Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Nicolson was happy to receive the donation on behalf of the volunteer crews, it was presented to him by Co-op staff members Denise Cooper, Eunice Hutchison, Angela Mortimer, Chloe Henderson, and Margaret Harms.

Notes to editors

Photo shows RNLI Aith Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Nicolson accepting donation from Brae Co-op staff. Credit RNLI/Liz Boxwell

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

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.

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