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Morrisons Troon helps with RNLI fundraising

Lifeboats News Release

As a charity the RNLI relies on fundraising, donations and legacies to keep every lifeboat around the country operational. However due to COVID all our normal fundraising activities have been cancelled or postponed.

Troon RNLI fundraisers at the Morrisons store in Troon

Morrisons Troon

Troon RNLI fundraisers at the Morrisons store in Troon

Despite this our volunteer lifeboat crew are still on call 24/7, ready to drop everything at a moments notice when the pager sounds, to go out and save lives at sea.

To assist with our fundraising, Morrisons in Troon have allowed our RNLI fundraising team to place collection boxes at their checkouts after our original collection date was cancelled earlier in the year.

Billy Matthews, Store Manager for Morrisons in Troon said, "We are delighted to help and support Troon RNLI in what ever way we can. This is a charity that is very close to home for us here in Morrisons Troon and all our customers. The crews put themselves in harms way to protect others.

"With lockdown and social distancing we have been unable to support charities with collections at store. So we are delighted to offer an unmanned bucket collection for the RNLI."

Urda Cotter, Treasurer of Troon lifeboat fundraising branch said, “Due to the cancellation of our fundraising events such as our annual station Open Day, many of our supporters have not been able to donate to the RNLI.

“Morrisons in Troon have kindly allowed us to place our lifeboat collection boxes in the store to allow the public to donate directly to the RNLI.

“We appreciate that people may not have much spare change to donate but any donations will help our lifeboat crews to help save lives at sea.”

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.