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Mayday fundraising for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday the first of May, the Dounby Lifeboat Guild organised a 5 kilometre fun run/walk to raise money for the RNLI.

Photo shows Fred Breck standing alongside Tim Ross handing over beer and a certificate

RNLI/David Bowdler

Fred Breck presenting the prize to Tim Ross who crossed the line in first place

116 people, young and old, entered the event which was held at the Dounby School with refreshments and a raffle afterwards for racers and spectators.

Over £1,300 was raised for the RNLI.

The race was held in breezy, sunny conditions on the school playing fields and the streets of Dounby.

Fred Breck, Coxswain of the Stromness Lifeboat, started the race and presented the prizes.


Fist male: Tim Ross

First female: Mikaila Shearer

First secondary school pupil: Lianne Sinclair

First P4-7 boy: Finn Aberdein

First P4-7 girl: Erin Miller

First P1-3 boy: Kaelan Spence

First P1-3 girl: Ria Stockan

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.


The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland