Arbroath’s volunteer RNLI crew have recently been presented with a donation of £500 from the family of local man, Tam Thomson.
A collection took place at Tam’s funeral on 25th April and the proceeds were donated to members of the Arbroath crew in the lifeboat shed at a recent cheque presentation.
There is a strong family connection with Arbroath lifeboats as Tam’s son-in-law, Steve Davidson, is currently the Head Launcher at the station.
Lifeboat Operations Manager, Alex Smith, said of the donation, “on behalf of myself and the crew I would like to express our gratitude to the Thomson family for this very kind donation.
We rely on donations such as this to ensure that our crew are well equipped and trained to the highest level.”
The photograph shows Tam’s wife, Betty, and daughters Grace, Irene and June and son-in-law Steve (far left) presenting the £500 cheque to Alex Smith and some of the Arbroath lifeboat crew.
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