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Arbroath RNLI receive donation in Franks memory

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Arbroath lifeboat station have received a welcome donation raised in memory of Frank Murison, a local fisherman who sailed from East Haven for over 50 years.

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Frank Murison's wife and son, Shirley and Michael, presenting cheque to Mo Morrison (president, Arbroath Lifeboat Guild)

Frank’s wife and son, Shirley and Michael, called into the station to present the donation to some of Arbroath's RNLI crew and fundraising guild president, Mo Morrison.

Shirley Murison said - ‘In all the years Frank fished at the sea he luckily never needed the lifeboat, but if he did, it would have been Arbroath that went to get him. We’re pleased to be able to donate and help fund Arbroath's lifeboat service in Franks name.’

A total of £820 was raised in Franks memory and that will help equip and train Arbroath's RNLI volunteers so they can continue helping fellow sea farers, just like Frank.

Station Coxswain/Mechanic, Sam Clow said - ‘We are very appreciative of this donation from Shirley and Michael, we really can’t thank them enough. It is because of our amazing supporters that we can run our vital service, and we are continually blown away by our fantastic communities generosity.’

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