Fundraising Success Warmly Received by Arran RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Arran RNLI’s crew are looking forward to warmer conditions during callouts and training thanks to a huge fundraising effort from Caledonian MacBrayne.

Between July to September last year the staff at the Caledonian MacBrayne office in Brodick undertook a fantastic fundraising drive in aid of the Arran RNLI.

After spending hours of time having both Calmac staff and crew from Arran RNLI collecting donations from ferry passengers the Brodick Ferry Terminal over £2000 was raised and used to purchase training equipment and a full set of thermals for all of the crew at Arran RNLI.

Arran RNLI Operations Manager Bill Barr said “We’re thrilled to have such excellent links with the local Calmac team and through some hard work from both the team at Calmac and our crew we have been able to by some fantastic training kit and some new operational kit for the crew. Everyone at Arran RNLI would like to offer a very large thank you to the staff at Brodick Calmac for their efforts and we are all thrilled to have warmer conditions on both callouts and training to look forward too.”

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