Portree Crew & Fundraisers receive a £20,234.68p cheque
Portree Lifeboat Crew and Fundraisers attend the Portree Cooperative store to receive a cheque from the Community Fund.
Each customer of the Co-op with a loyalty card choose which of the three local charities or good causes receive money from their Community Fund. The three local charities for 2019 chosen were, Portree Lifeboat, Skye Stroke Friends and Cuillin Fm.
The fundraisers brought along Stormy Stan to greet customers and staff.
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.