Santa to pay special visit to Tobermory lifeboat station this Friday

Lifeboats News Release

Santa will be taking time out from his busy preparations for Christmas to visit Tobermory RNLI lifeboat station this Friday for the switch on of the town’s Christmas lights.

A wintry morning at Tobermory RNLI lifeboat station

RNLI/Sam Jones

Wintry morning at Tobermory RNLI lifeboat station

Coxswain David McHaffie has given Santa special permission to use the garage at the lifeboat station to meet boys and girls from the Isle of Mull to read them a short story and to give them a special gift.

The first reading will take place at 5.30pm and the last will be at 7.45pm. There is no need to book and activities and refreshments will be available. The cost is £3 per child with all proceeds going to the Tobermory Christmas Lights Fund.

In an exclusive interview, Santa said: ‘I am very much looking forward to taking some time off from all the hard work which I have to do in the run up to Christmas. I am leaving Rudolf in charge of the workshop whilst I come to meet all the girls and boys from Mull who I am sure have been very, very good this year. I am sure that we will all get a warm welcome at Tobermory lifeboat station.’

Notes to Editors

For further information, please contact Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager on 07747601900 or Gemma Macdonald, Regional Media Officer for Scotland on 07826 900639.

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