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Buckie Lifeboat crew send Night Before Christmas video greeting

Lifeboats News Release

The Buckie Lifeboat crew have made a video of the poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’ as a seasonal message of goodwill to their community.

Volunteer crew-member Lorna Cameron dreamt up the idea of recording the classic Christmas poem, and soon persuaded crewmates to join the fun. Coxswains, mechanics, navigators, crew, fundraisers – the whole Buckie Lifeboat team were quickly on board to support a good idea. The resulting video is on the RNLI Buckie Lifeboat page on Facebook at

“We train hard to save lives at sea, but there’s always time for the lighter side ashore”, says Lorna. “We wanted to send a Christmas message – and hopefully raise a few pounds to support our local training resources. Public donations are literally the only thing that keeps us afloat.”

Around the shores of Britain and Ireland this Christmas, crews from 238 RNLI lifeboat stations will be forgoing the wine to be ready to respond to the chirping of their pagers. Somewhere around the coast, a crew of mums, dads, brothers or sisters will likely abandon the turkey – and their families – to dash to save a life or lives at sea. who would like to help fund the training and operating costs of the RNLI’s Buckie Lifeboat can do so through the station’s Just Giving appeal at

Anne Scott, lifeboat operations manager at Buckie, says: “As a volunteer ashore, I stand in awe of the dedication and courage our volunteer crew members display as they train and put to sea on service to save lives. We wish everyone a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Christmas – but if someone is in danger, our crew stands ready to help.”

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RNLI media contacts

[email protected]Terry McNeill, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tel 07941 329798,

Lorna Cameron, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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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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