Oban RNLI Lifeboat receives a donation from The Royal Highland Yacht Club

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The Royal Highland Yacht Club was due to hold its opening muster last Saturday, 2nd May. The event was to coincide with the Tunnock’s Flotilla on the River Clyde in support of the RNLI.

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The Royal Highland Yacht Club was due to hold its opening muster last Saturday, 2nd May. The event was to coincide with the Tunnock’s Flotilla on the River Clyde in support of the RNLI.

Sadly, in-line with the government guidelines, these events were cancelled, but in recognition of the events taking place, the RHYC have kindly made a donation to Oban Lifeboat.

Iain Clement, Commodore of the RHYC, said ‘The award comes from our 125th Anniversary Award and is awarded annually to worthy causes. This year we felt the award best directed to local RNLI stations.’

Their donation is hugely appreciated, now more than ever, while the current restrictions present a big challenge for fundraising. Our thanks extend to all at The Royal Highland Yacht Club.

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