Arbroath RNLI receive fundraising boost

Lifeboats News Release

Arbroath RNLI volunteers gathered at the town’s lifeboat station with members of the RMA Riders North and The Bosun's Cabin on Saturday morning (6 November) to be presented with a cheque from recent fundraising efforts.

Arbroath RNLI

Cheque Presentation

Over the past few months, a series of ‘bike nights’ have been organised and an amazing sum of £4,518.57 was raised for Arbroath RNLI.

In addition, a further £2,499.58 was raised for the RMA charity (Royal Marine Association).

As a gesture of appreciation for this fantastic effort, both the RMA Riders and The Bosuns Cabin were presented with certificates of thanks by Arbroath RNLI’s operations manager, Alex Smith, and local Lifeboat Guild president, Mo Morrison, for their brilliant work.

Station Coxswain/Mechanic, Sam Clow, said ‘The time and effort given from everyone involved in these fundraising events has been incredible. It’s been great to see the bike meets come together, and we can’t thank them enough.

Without the support we receive from the groups and individuals within our community, we couldn’t continue to assist those in need at sea.’

Arbroath RNLI

Certificate of thanks presentation

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