RNLI Troon Christmas Fayre

Lifeboats News Release

Santa arrived in Troon in style today for the Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch Christmas Fayre.

Santa and his elves at Troon Concert Hall ready for the RNLI Christmas Fayre

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Santa and his elves at Troon Concert Hall ready for the RNLI Christmas Fayre
The volunteer crew aboard RNLI Trent class lifeboat RNLB Edward Duke of Windsor brought Santa to Troon before he was transferred ashore to the waiting crowd on South Beach by Troon inshore lifeboat Sheena.

Once on the beach, Santa spoke to all the waiting children to find out what they wanted for Christmas and received numerous letters.

After speaking to the children, Santa took a trip in the station Land Rover to the Concert Hall to meet the RNLI Troon fundraisers before heading to his Grotto.

In the hall, the RNLI fundraisers had a busy afternoon serving tea and coffee, selling tasty home baking and RNLI souvenirs.

Treasurer of Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch Urda Cotter said: ‘On behalf of everyone at Troon RNLI, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along today and generously supported our annual Christmas Fayre.’

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

Santa aboard Troon inshore lifeboat D Class 'Sheena'

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Santa aboard Troon inshore lifeboat D Class 'Sheena'
Santa singing a chorus of Jingle Bells with those waiting on the beach

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Santa singing a chorus of Jingle Bells with those waiting on the beach
Santa aboard the station RNLI Land Rover

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Santa aboard the station RNLI Land Rover

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