Santa visits Troon RNLI to make some special deliveries
Even though our Christmas children’s party was unfortunately cancelled this year, Santa still found the time in his busy schedule to visit the lifeboat station to leave some presents for the children and grandchildren of the crew.
Speaking during his visit, Mr Claus said: ‘Its sad not to be able to meet the boys and girls at Troon lifeboat station this year. As all the children have been very good, I have left some presents under the tree for them and I’m sure I will see them all again very soon.’
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.