Portpatrick Lifeboat receives donation from veteran charity walker
Portpatrick lifeboat gratefully received a donation for over £650
Mr Alastair Barnett 76 of Black Craig, Newtown Stewart has single handedly raised over £650 for the RNLI.
On the 25 May, he walked 13.5 mile in and around Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland.
Alastair has raised money in the past for the RNLI by completing other charity walks.
When ask why he decided to give the donation to the RNLI Alastair said: 'I choose to give the money to the RNLI as it is a very good cause and which is a worthy cause and needs supporting'.
Alastair intends on carrying out another walk in aid of the RNLI on the 23rd
of May next year. This time around Perth.
Pic Caption: Peter Walker (RNLI Box Secretary), Alastair Barnett and Ian Marshall (1stMechanic Portpatrick RNLI). Picture credit Portpatrick RNLI Pete Robinson.
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.