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Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat station benefits from Rotary donation

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 19 October 2017, a cheque for £700 was presented to Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat station.


Eyemouth lifeboat crew presented with £700 donation

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat were invited to a talk with the Rotary Club of Eyemouth and District on Thursday 19 October 2017, where they were very interested to learn about the history of our station and the forthcoming Shannon class lifeboat.

The Club recently held a coffee morning and sponsored walk in aid of Eyemouth lifeboat, and a very generous cheque for £700 was presented to the crew.

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