Sponsored walk boost for Arbroath RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Arbroath RNLI were the grateful recipients of a generous donation of £300 from members of St Thomas’ Church Arbroath.

Eddie Mahony

Fr Joseph James presenting the cheque to Alex Smith of Arbroath RNLI, watched on by members of Arbroath’s RNLI lifeboat crew.
The donation was part of funds raised through a sponsored walk from St Anne’s Church in Carnoustie to St Thomas’ in Arbroath, a distance of approximately 8 miles.

Those representing St Thomas’ Church were also supported on the walk by the coastal parishes of Arbroath, Carnoustie, and Monifieth, and also St Andrew’s Cathedral in Dundee.

In total, the fantastic sum of £1,700 was raised. Aside from benefiting charities, some of the money raised will also go towards repairing a roof leak at St Thomas’ church.

Alex Smith, Arbroath RNLI operations manager, said ‘this is a fantastic gesture by the members of St Thomas’ church.

Fundraising efforts such as the sponsored walk demonstrate the commitment to ourselves and other charities that the local community have and we are extremely grateful.

The money donated goes towards training and equipping our crew for continuing our mission to save lives at sea.’

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