Thistle Run raises £3250 for Troon Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The Thistle Run is organised each year by The Mini Clan and raises money for charity. Each year the money raised is shared between two charities, one is the RNLI station at the end point, the other is a charity nominated by one of the Clan members, which this year was Macmillan Cancer Support

The cheque is handed over at Troon lifeboat station to Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Shaw


The cheque is handed over at Troon lifeboat station to Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Shaw
The 2017 run, which was from Calderglen Country Park to Troon, was held on Sunday 4 June and raised an impressive £6500 to be split equally between RNLI in Troon and Macmillan.

On Sunday 10 September members of the clan visit the lifeboat station in Troon where the presented a cheque to Troon Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Shaw for £3250.

From everyone at Troon lifeboat station we would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed so generously to the event.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Pciture of the cheque for £3250


A great donation by the Mini Clan to RNLI Troon
Picture of the Thistle Run logo


Thistle Run 2017
Troon Fundraisers at the Thistle Run


Troon Fundraisers at the Thistle Run

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