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RNLI Tighnabruaich annual fun and fundraising event 2019

Lifeboats News Release

The annual Tighnabruaich Lifeboat day was held on 20th July 2019 with events held between the lifeboat station and the village pier to raise vital funds for the RNLI charity.

Tighnabruaich RNLI Open Day 2019

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Tighnabruaich RNLI Open Day 2019

Volunteers and fundraisers organised afternoon teas, ice cream, stalls, time-trials for both rowing and cycling and events including dog agility and the raft race which were enjoyed on a lovely sunny day.

The local RNLI lifeboat crew and Kames Coastguard ensured the safety of all spectators and participants in the raft race, providing assistance to those whose homemade rafts didn’t complete the course. JD and Duncan won the junior race, and Robert Blair retained the winner’s cup with Stewart Beattie in the seniors event. An estimated £5,500 was raised from this great community effort – thanks to volunteers, those who took part in trials and races, piper Rory McDonald and all others who contributed donations, prizes, time and support. As a charity, the RNLI is dependent on fundraising to allow it to continue saving lives at sea.

Fraser Exley, RNLI fundraising Chair for Tighnabruaich’s RNLI Lifeboat, says: ‘many thanks to all who came and supported us at Lifeboat Day – the piper, skiffs and rowers and volunteers. As a charity we depend on such fundraising efforts to support the RNLI’s life-saving work at sea.’

Raft race during Tighnabruaich RNLI Open Day 2019

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Raft race during Tighnabruaich RNLI Open Day 2019

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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 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.

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