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Largs Fundraiser raises over £500 for RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Dorothy Copeland, a member of Largs lifeboat fundraising committee, undertook the Mayday Mile Challenge by walking 50 miles during the month of May and raised over £500 for the RNLI.

Dorothy has been involved with the fundraising group for many years and has been associated with Largs Station, as the wife of Ronnie who served as D class and B class crewmember and DLA over a 50 year period. Ronnie’s present role is that of Education/Station visits Coordinator.

The photograph shows Dorothy with her Mayday Mile Medal outside the Boathouse.

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For more information please telephone

Alasdair Woods, volunteer Largs Lifeboat Press Officer. 07860 632524 or

Dave Hewitt, volunteer deputy Largs Lifeboat Press Officer, 07552 064621.

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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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