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Loch Ness RNLI team delighted with locally raised funds

Lifeboats News Release

Loch Ness by Jacobite raised an astonishing £2064.99 for the Charity during 2017

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Lauren MacKenzie, Joanna Stebbings, Kelly MacKenzie and Linda Izquierdo Ross at Loch Ness RNLI
This generous donation was collected or raised by the staff, crew and customers of Loch Ness by Jacobite throughout the course of the year. The Loch Ness Lifeboat received a share of the proceeds of the Jacobite bonfire night and that combined with the money collected in their RNLI collection boxes, all added up to £2064.99.
Marketing and Events Manager with Loch Ness by Jacobite Kelly MacKenzie and Accounts Assistant Lauren MacKenzie were surprised and delighted by the total which was more than £382 up on last year. Lifeboat Operations Manager Joanna Stebbings presented a certificate in recognition of their valued support.

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Lauren MacKenzie and Kelly MacKenzie of Loch Ness by Jacobite with certificate from Loch Ness RNLI team

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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