Troon RNLI Children’s Christmas Party
On Sunday 15 December, a Christmas party, with a very special invited guest, was held at the lifeboat station for the children of the stations crew members.
At Troon all the crew are grateful for the support of their families throughout the year so as a thank you to the children for being good while their parents spent time on call for the stations lifeboats, the first Christmas party, complete with party games, took place at the boathouse.
All the children got a special RNLI themed present from Santa and even had the chance to make crew member snowmen with a little help from some willing volunteers.
Speaking at the party, Mr Claus said: ‘It was lovely to meet the boys and girls at Troon lifeboat station who I have been told have been very good this year. A big thank you to my very special helpers from the station for organising the party and inviting me along.’
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.