Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh Lifeboats receive generous cheques
Two very generous cheques was presented from supporters of Portree and Kyle Lifeboat Stations.
Mr Rodger Harvey-Jamieson presented a very generous £10000 cheque from his family to each station.
Mr Alfie Edwards, representing the Applecross Boat Pull Team, also handed over to each station, a cheque for £1000. The Team have been fundraising for Local charities and the RNLI for several years which have led to several Lifeboat stations receiving donations over the years.
Thanking Mr Harvey-Jamieson and Mr Edwards were Hamish Corrigall(Coxwain Portree), John Ellis(Portree Launch Operations Manager). And representing Kyle Station, Emma Noble and Daniel Elliot. In the picture, they are stood in front of the Kyle ILB Lifeboat, Spirit of Fred Olsen, an Atlantic 85.
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.