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TSB makes donation to Troon Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Since 2015, TSB branches throughout the UK have partnered with nearly 1,000 local causes. From hospices and food banks to youth cafes, TSB has supported many local organisations and during 2016/17, the Troon Branch of TSB chose to support Troon Lifeboat.

Pictured at the cheque handover are Brenda McKeand from TSB in Troon along with Urda Cotter Treasurer and Jean Shields Vice President of Troon Fundraising Branch

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Pictured at the handover are Brenda McKeand from TSB in Troon along with Urda Cotter Treasurer and Jean Shields Vice President of Troon Fundraising Branch
Throughout the year, the staff and customers in Troon have raised £429.18 to assist the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

Brenda McKeand from the TSB Branch in Troon said: ‘We raised the money throughout 2016 after Troon Lifeboat was chosen as our charity of the year. We chose the RNLI as they provide a valuable 24/7 search and rescue service for the local community. We are delighted to be able to make this contribution to the RNLI in Troon.'

Sadly, in February 2017, TSB announced the closure of the Troon Branch so it will also be their last year of fundraising for local causes.

Yesterday (Tuesday 20 June 2017) members of the Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch met with the staff of the Troon TSB Branch to thank them for their donation.

Treasurer of Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch Urda Cotter said: ‘We are really grateful to be given this donation from the staff of the TSB Branch in Troon in what turned out to be their final year. We would like to thank all the staff and customers who contributed as this donation will help the RNLI to save lives at sea.’


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.

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 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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