Early visit from SANTA at Largs Lifeboat Station

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Sunday Morning Exercise had a surprise in store for the Largs volunteer Crew

From Left to right Cathy Holgate rnli, Angela McNulty Cath MacInnes Chat & Do Club Val Palmer rnli in the background Maureen Greene rnli

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Chat and Do Club Presentation
On Sunday 9th. of December as the Largs Volunteer lifeboat crew arrived at the station for their Sunday exercise they were to discover, in the letterbox an envelope with the words Largs Lifeboat written on the front .
The envelope, with no clue as to where it came from was opened, the handsome sum of £200 was found inside.
Largs lifeboat crew and management wish to extend their most grateful thanks to the kind anonymous person ( Santa) who provided this wonderful kind and generous donation and assure that person the money will be put to good use at your own local station.
Thank You again ( Santa) greatly appreciated.
More good fortune came to the Largs station as a group of Ladies who formed a 'Chat and Do' Club attached to St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in the town.
The ladies had a sale of work with proceeds of £1,170 going directly to Largs station.
The Management and crew at the station wish to say a big thank you to ladies for all their hard work over a considerable period of time and their generous donation.
Ladies from the RNLI fund raisers were also present as the cheque was handed over, and in return, an official RNLI certificate of thanks was presented to the Ladies of 'Chat and Do'
To round off the week, a well known multi award winning local fish and chip shop 'Fish Works' held an RNLI fish and chip night on behalf of the local station which would benefit from any profit from sales, on the evening the event took place two volunteer crew members, one wearing the Stormy Stan outfit, took to the streets with two collecting buckets, between them they raised £184.00 while 'Fish Works' contributed the remainder making the final sum up to £529.34.
Once again everyone at Largs station are very grateful for the hard work and support we receive from all those who devote so much of their time in providing support for our local RNLI station, without your support we would not be here.
A huge thank you to all of you.
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.
Largs Lifeboat Crew


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