Largs Lifeboat Station Welcomes 200 Minis '
Wind and rain did not deter 200 Old and New Mini Cars coming to Largs.
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.
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.