CLAN Cancer Support charity have flying visit to Kirkwall Lifeboat station
44 children and adults affected by cancer on flying visit to Orkney with Loganair provided plane.
A large group of people from the Aberdeen area, all affected by cancer, had a great day out in Orkney which included a visit to Kirkwall RNLI Lifeboat and station.
The 44 people had all been flown to Orkney from Aberdeen on a plane supplied, free of charge, by Loganair. They arrived at Kirkwall Lifeboat station on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a tour of the lifeboat and the newly refurbished station in the beautiful sunshine that we have been enjoying recently. Drinks and ice cream were supplied by local businesses to keep the kids cool.
A large number of RNLI volunteer crew and officials were on hand and keen to assist with helping with the group as they looked around the boat and station.
Karen Scott from CLAN Orkney thanked the crew for such a great event for the group and said "They have really enjoyed the visit to the lifeboat and some of the children had never been on any type of boat before. They really loved it".
For further information please contact:
Karen Scott from CLAN at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01856873393
Graeme Smith, Lifeboat Press Officer,email@example.com Mob. 0783 007 1968
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Weaver, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, email@example.com
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789
Notes to editors
Kirkwall lifeboat station has been operating since 1974. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/kirkwall
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