Successful Year for RNLI Fundraisers
On Saturday 23 February 2019 Stonehaven RNLI Fundraisers held their AGM in the lifeboat station.
The President Roberta Duncan thanked everyone for their great contribution and said that the total reflects the hard work put in by everyone. During the AGM the treasurer gave an account of this years income.
The Treasurer then gave an account of this years income. During the year 2108 the RNLI volunteer fundraisers have raised an amazing £21000. This has been through the generosity of the public by supporting events that the fundraisers have held, donations given by the public and collection boxes. Stonehaven RNLI lifeboat station's collection box secretary maintains and empties the collection boxes in Stonehaven and the surrounding area, helping to raise thousands of pounds every year for the RNLI.
Last year our collection boxes raised £3010 for the RNLI in Stonehaven and we would like to thank everyone who generously donated.
The Souvenir Secretary reported that the souvenirs had raised £3000 this year which is a fantastic amount shows great support for the RNLI.
Stonehaven RNLI Fundraisers and the crew would like to thank everyone for there continued support and generosity. Without this the crew wouldn’t be able to do the job that they do.
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.