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RNLI Tighnabruaich dedicate memorial bench to fundraiser.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers at RNLI Tighnabruaich met on Sunday 3 December to dedicate a specially commissioned wooden bench in memory of valued fundraising colleague Janet Warburton. The bench unveiling marked the high regard in which she was held by colleagues.

The RNLI flag is draped over the bench prior to unveiling at the memorial service

RNLI/Jane Boyd

Memorial bench draped in RNLI flag on shore of Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry

The volunteer inshore lifeboat crew were also in attendance to acknowledge the vital role fundraising plays in enabling the charity’s work and presence in the community.

Janet lived in Otter Ferry on the shore of Loch Fyne, and was a very active member of the fundraising team organising successful charity events at The Oystercatcher, selling vast quantities of raffle tickets in the village and volunteering in the station shop in Tighnabruaich.

As a charity, the RNLI depends on dontations and the efforts of fundraising committees to support the operations side of training and equiping lifesaving crews. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch via the station shop, our Facebook page, or go to .

The bench sited by the jetty at Otter Ferry with the inshore lifeboat in the background

RNLI/Jane Boyd

Bench prior to unveiling with the ILB from RNLI Tighnabruaich in the background

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