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Tobermory RNLI gets ready for Lifeboat Day 2022

Lifeboats News Release

Preparations are well underway for the first Lifeboat Day in three years on Sunday 14 August in Tobermory Harbour and Ledaig Car Park, 12-4pm

Lifeboat alongside pontoons at Lifeboat Day


Lifeboat alongside pontoons at Lifeboat Day
Tobermory lifeboat’s crew and fundraisers are looking forward to welcoming visitors and locals to the first Lifeboat Day since 2019. The event sees the welcome return of the highlight of the fundraising year and is a great day out for all ages.

Some of what the day has to offer:

· Tour the Severn Class lifeboat and meet the crew

· RNLI Shop

· Splat the Rat

· Spot the Salmon

· Lucky Dip

· Plant Sale from Lip Na Cloiche Nursery

· Meet Stormy Sam

· Raffle with amazing prizes

· Play the Human Fruit Machine and Welly Machine

· Lifeboat Cake Auction

· Table top games organised by the local RDA and Guides

· Guess the weight of the lobster

· Meet the Coastguard, Police and Fire Brigade

· Raft Race (lifejackets or buoyancy aids must be worn, parental consent required for under 18 year olds)

· Food on offer including RNLI burgers, Foodie Shack Pizza and Isle of Mull Ice Cream

Carolyn McHaffie, Leader of the Tobermory RNLI Fundraising Group said: ‘We are thrilled to be looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Tobermory's annual Lifeboat Day, undoubtedly the highlight of our fundraising year. With some old favourites and new stalls too, there is going to be something for everyone on this fabulous afternoon out for all the family.’

Come along for a fantastic day out and help raise much needed funds to continue saving lives at sea.

For further information, please contact:

Leanne Blair, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07711549609 or [email protected]

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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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