Troon RNLI annual church service
Today (Sunday 12 May 2019) Troon RNLI lifeboat station held its annual church service.
The service was held at Troon Old Parish Church and was led by the Reverend David Prentice-Hyers. Several members of the lifeboat crew, members of the fundraising branch and management team joined the congregation for the annual service.
At the end of the service the congregation were able to see Troon D class inshore lifeboat Sheena and station Landrover outside the church and were also able to pick up some promotional material in relation to the RNLIs ‘Respect the Water’ campaign.
Troon lifeboat management group Chairman John Steel said after the service: ‘On behalf of Troon RNLI lifeboat station and its volunteers I would like to thank the congregation at Troon Old Parish and the Reverend Prentice-Hyers for making us feel so welcome at the service. Today we remember all those that have lost their lives to the sea and we are reminded of the dangers the volunteer crews routinely face.
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.