RNLI volunteers help to deliver prescriptions
Anstruther volunteers delivering to those who have been snowed in
The group of RNLI volunteers were today picking-up much needed prescriptions from local doctors and pharmacies and delivering them by hand to members of the local community who were unable to collect themselves because of the snow.
Martin Macnamara, a volunteer lifeboat crewmember from Anstruther said 'As lifeboat volunteers it isn't our normal type of activity but the weather has been severe. We saw there was a need and are happy to help members of the community who wouldn't have been able to get their prescriptions otherwise.'
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