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RNLI Lifeguards presented with generous donation from Co-op Kennoway

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 2 November, RNLI Lifeguards were presented with a cheque for £1,232.90 by employees at Co-op Kennoway to support the RNLI’s lifeguard service on Leven beach.

Two RNLI lifeguards are presented with a cheque by Co-op employees.

Kay Rooney/Co-op Kennoway

Amy Spencer (Senior Lifeguard) and Lachlan Edwards (Lead Lifeguard Supervisor) were presented with a cheque by members of Co-op Kennoway (Craig Laverty, Annice Sullivan, Allison Murray, Margret McKenzie and Edith Steele)

RNLI Lifeguards in Leven were one of the chosen charities of the local Co-op store in Kennoway for 2022, and were presented with a cheque by employees for £1,232.90 on Wednesday.

Lachlan Edwards, Lead Lifeguard Supervisor, said: ‘We’re extremely grateful to Co-op Kennoway for this incredibly generous donation of £1,232.90 to support our RNLI Lifeguards in Leven. Last year, our eight lifeguarded beaches saw 267,191 visitors and our lifeguards aided nearly 400 people. This donation will help us to continue to keep everyone safe when visiting and enjoying Leven beach.’

The RNLI have eight lifeguarded beaches in Scotland that are patrolled during the summer months: Aberdour, Silver Sands, Broughty Ferry Beach, Burntisland Beach, Coldingham Bay Beach, Elie Harbour Beach, Leven Beach, St.Andrews East Sands Beach, and St.Andrews West Sands Beach.

This year, 27 Co-op stores have raised over £101,000 for the RNLI in Scotland through the Co-op Local Community Fund. Over the next 12 months, the Co-op Local Community Fund will support 19 lifeboat stations, including Anstruther, Queensferry and Broughty Ferry.

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