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Anstruther RNLI get in the Christmas spirit ahead of a festive period on call

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew have been creative in producing some festive filled photos for their annual social media Christmas countdown.

Three Anstruther volunteers pull along a sledge

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

Anstruther volunteers have some festive fun ahead of the Christmas period on call.

The crew will go about their normal business over the Christmas season with the possibility that they may be called upon at any time. The volunteer crew at Anstruther RNLI will be waking up on Christmas morning, opening Christmas presents with their family, over-indulging in a delightful home cooked turkey dinner and falling asleep on the sofa whilst watching that all time Christmas classic on the television. Sounds Blissful!

However, this perfect idea of a day with family and friends may be hastily interrupted if the pager is to sound as our volunteer crews remain on call throughout.

Commenting on the commitment of the volunteer crews, Coxswain Michael Bruce said: ‘It is at this time we value and thank our wonderful volunteer crew as they help us to stay on service over the Christmas period, it’s not the first time there’s been a call on Christmas Day and our crew are ready and willing if we are requested’.

Anstruther is one of 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland that will remain on call throughout the festive period. If you are heading near the coast, please take care.

We wish all our supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Notes to the editor:

Social media festive countdown;

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/anstrutherlifeboat/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rnli_anstruther/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AnstrutherRNLI

Anstruther volunteers lay down as a Christmas tree in festive photo fun

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

Anstruther volunteers lay down as a Christmas tree in festive photo fun
lifeboat crew members lift a present up to the lifeboat

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

All aboard, presents too!
A young supporter trying on a helmet whilst doing some Christmas shopping in the lifeboat station shop.

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

A young supporter trying on a helmet whilst doing some Christmas shopping in the lifeboat station shop.

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

All smiles as our crew members and shop volunteer sort out their Christmas cards
Lifeboat crew members stand beside the launch tractor

RNLI/Audrey Peddie

A festive launch vehicle ready, if required, this Christmas

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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