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RNLI Lifeboat Stations in Orkney Receive £9k

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All three RNLI lifeboat stations in Orkney are to receive three thousand pounds each following a donation by ‘Braunstein Bryggeri & Destilleri’ a Danish brewery and distillery who have produced a special beer flavoured with Highland Park whisky.

Cheque presentation being made to Graham Campbell in Denmark

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Cheque presentation being made to Graham Campbell in Denmark

Graham Campbell, Kirkwall Lifeboat Station’s second coxswain was flown to Denmark by the brewery and presented with the cheque for 75,000 Danish Kroner. Speaking at the presentation in Denmark, Graham said: “On behalf of the RNLI in Orkney thank you to Michael, Klaus, Jesper and Martin for all their effort in raising this significant amount of money which is very much appreciated. There are three RNLI lifeboat station in Orkney and this much appreciated money will go towards training the volunteer crews at all three stations”.

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