Largs Lifeboat Station Welcomes 200 Minis '

Lifeboats News Release

Wind and rain did not deter 200 Old and New Mini Cars coming to Largs.

A selection of the 200 Minis' North of the Lifeboat Station

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Thistle Run
On Sunday 26th. of May an annual run of Mini Cars called the Thistle Run takes place, each year a different destination is chosen, this year it was Largs Lifeboat Station where 200 cars Old and New had earlier in the day departed from Loch Lomond Shores arrived and parked on the Prom North and South of the Lifeboat Station.
Although the weather was wet and windy a surprising number of visitors came along to witness the event, many of them taking a real interest in the vehicles and talking to the owners.
Inside the shed,our ever willing fund raising volunteers provided stalls with a raffle and lots of goodies while others with collection buckets moved amongst the crowds,meantime the lifeboat was on display for all to see, later taking to the water much to the delight of the onlookers.
An excellent day was enjoyed by all, big thanks to everyone who took part, without such support the lifeboat may not be there.

Monday 27th of May was the next event on the fund raising volunteers' calendar, this one is May Day involving the very young.
Fortunately May Day brought better weather than the previous day with sunshine and a very light breeze, the very young children with their parents, grandparents and guardians along with the family dogs set off from the Lifeboat station and ''toddled'' along to Aubrey Pond where the Model Boat Club put on a display of a variety of model boats ranging from motor boats to sailing yachts and tugs towing a barge.
Plenty of soft drinks, biscuits and other goodies all supplied by the members of the club were available for the enjoyment of the visitors.
Once again, a most enjoyable, however busy day for the fund raising team, thanks to all who took part with a special thanks to the model boat club members for their part in making it a special day for the young and the old alike.

Some of the large crowd on the prom viewing the Minis'

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Braving the weather
Lifeboat Crew and Fund Raiser

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Mayday at Aubrey Model Boat Club
Families enjoying Mayday

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Aubrey Pond
Children admiring a Modern Yacht with a Viking Long ship in the foreground

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Model Boats

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