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Longhope RNLI attend Wick RNLI Harbour Day

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 24 June, the Longhope RNLI lifeboat, Helen Comrie, crossed the Pentland Firth to support their flanking station, Wick RNLI, at their annual Harbour Day.

Alan Mackinnon / RNLI

The Wick RNLI and Longhope RNLI lifeboat at the Wick RNLI Open Day.
An incredible £14,100 was raised for the RNLI and the event was well attended, with people given the opportunity to be shown around the two lifeboats.

A spokesperson for Longhope RNLI says: 'We would like to thank Wick RNLI for their superb hospitability, and thank everyone who supported this event to help us save lives at sea.'

Notes to editors

· Longhope lifeboat station has been operating since 1874. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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