Rosehearty Harbour Hand Over Cheque to RNLI Fraserburgh
Julie Ward and Kevin Duthie from the Rosehearty Harbour and Inshore Fisherman’s Association came down before the start of training on 19 September 2019 and presented RNLI Fraserburgh with a cheque for £500.
The Association was formed last year with the aim of raising funds to continually improve Rosehearty Harbour and following a very successful Rosehearty Harbour Fun Day they decided to make the very generous donation to Fraserburgh Lifeboat.
'We were delighted to see Fraserburgh Lifeboat at our Fun Day a couple of months ago and they proved a great attraction. We exceeded all expectations on the day and after easily clearing our expenses we decided to make the donation to the Lifeboat' said Julie Ward
'We know that if any of our lads get into trouble then we can count on the Lifeboat to be the first on scene and help us out” said Kevin, 'They’ve been out to a couple of our boats in the last two years and we really appreciate the work they do and the help they've given us.'
'We were really pleased to have been asked to take part in the Rosehearty Fun Day earlier in the summer' said Coxswain Vic Sutherland, 'and we got a great welcome from everyone from the moment we arrived.We showed loads of people around the boat and told about some of the work we do. We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of the donation and can’t thank the Rosehearty Harbour and Inshore Fisherman’s Association enough. Its very much appreciated by everyone at Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station and all the money donated goes to help us save lives at sea'
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.