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 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.

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