RNLI Aberdeen savours funds from Fugro staff lunch
Aberdeen Lifeboat Station gratefully received a donation of £220 today from generous staff at Fugro in Aberdeen.
Fugro project manager James Hogg suggested to colleagues that they bring home-cooked savouries to work one day to sell to workmates at lunchtime – and the event raised an impressive £220 for the RNLI in Aberdeen.
James Hogg said: “Fugro operates around 40 vessels in various offshore projects worldwide, with a significant number of them operating in UK waters. It’s a matter of pride and conscience for us to support the RNLI in their work of saving lives at sea.”
Calum Reed, Deputy 2nd Coxswain and Mechanic at Aberdeen Lifeboat, received the cheque and said: “Fugro are regular supporters of the RNLI. We are especially appreciative of this donation as it came from fundraising work by their staff.”
Aberdeen Lifeboat Station is one of Scotland’s busiest. Their most recent rescue, two weeks ago, saw three young women rescued from paddleboards off Aberdeen beach, where a gale force offshore wind was blowing them uncontrollably out to sea.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 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.