Reindeer run raises vital funds for Largs RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On a very wet and windy Sunday to raise much needed funds for our Largs lifeboat six brave young ladies volunteered to take part in the RNLI Reindeer Run.

Largs RNLI

Gail Heaney, Joy Bruce, Dianne Ferguson, Helen Marshall and Joanna Finlayson

Zoe Linton, wife of Largs RNLI helm David, instigated the local event and was quickly supported by her friends Gail Heaney, Joy Bruce, Dianne Ferguson, Helen Marshall and Joanna Finlayson.

Joanna left from Largs at 8am and headed for Saltcoats and back to the station - completing 30 miles in 4 hours, 59 minutes.

Helen joined her for the first 16.5 miles and Joy ran the Later 14.5miles, Dianne ran 14.5 miles in 2hrs 40mins.

With Helen running with her to the lifeboat station making her total 30miles, meantime, Zoe, who claims not to be a runner met up with Gail at Fairlie Bowling club and completed 3.1 miles in 37minutes .

The brave girls were welcomed at the station by friends and family members around 1.00pm as they completed this gallant fund raising effort.

Officials and crew at Largs Lifeboat Station wish to thank all those who participated in and supported the Reindeer Run on Sunday 13th. to help raise much needed funds for the RNLI

This Year has seen a large increase in the number of incidents the RNLI has responded to and the continued support of all RNLI Volunteer sections and members of the public ensures lifeboats can continue to respond to calls for help on the Coast and at sea.

Should you wish to make a donation, you may do so by visiting Zoe’s Just Giving Page by following the link below; https.//rnli-reindeerrun.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/zoes-rnli-reindeer-dash

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