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Troon RNLI receives generous donation from Troon Co-op community fund.

Lifeboats News Release

In November 2021, we were notified by Heather Calder, Troon Co-op Member Pioneer that Troon RNLI lifeboat station had been chosen as one of their local charities to be supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund alongside Ayrshire Baby Loss Support and The Micah Project Troon.

Logo of the Co-op Local Community Fund


Co-op Local Community Fund
As part of the Local Community Fund, in each store there are 3 charities supported over the year, with Co-op members choosing 1 of these charities to support when they shop.

Following a year of fundraising by the Co-op members, Urda Cotter, our fundraising treasurer, visited the Troon store and though the Co-op Local Community Fund was presented with a cheque for Troon RNLI lifeboat for the amazing sum of £1757.26.

After receiving the donation Urda Cotter said, ‘We are very grateful that the customers of the Co-op in Troon chose to support their local RNLI lifeboat station and we thank them for making this donation that will allow us to continue is saving lives at sea.’

Twenty-seven Co-op stores in Scotland selected their local RNLI lifeboat/lifeguards to support for the year (Nov 21 – Oct 22) so we are privileged to be among the chosen ones!

Co-op customers generously raised £101,412.13 across all 27 stores for the RNLI and there are also a further 19 lifeboat stations being supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund over next 12 months which is fantastic news.

Key facts about the RNLI

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.