Tobermory RNLI welcomes special visitor to the lifeboat station
Tobermory RNLI hosted Santa Claus on Friday 29 November, raising £430 for the town Christmas lights fund.
Speaking exclusively from his base in Lapland, Mr Claus said: ‘It was lovely to take time out of my busy schedule to meet the boys and girls from Tobermory and the Isle of Mull. They all told me that they have been very good this year. Thanks to all the grown ups for donating to such a great local cause. The Tobermory Christmas lights will be a helpful navigational aid when I’m back on Mull on my sleigh on Christmas Eve. A big thank you too, to my very special helpers from the fundraising group. Ho ho ho!’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.