Donation to Portpatrick RNLI from The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association
Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat were delighted to welcome the Stranraer Branch of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association (KOSB) to the lifeboat station last Saturday to accept their kind donation of £500.
The KOSB association members are all ex soldiers who have served for the regiment and raise monies to support military and local community charities.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Alan Burgess said, ‘It was really interesting meeting and chatting with the team from KOSB and we were very grateful to have been chosen to receive a donation of £500 from them this year. These vital funds will help support the RNLI in their mission to save lives at sea’.
Volunteer Press Officer Jeanette Hardy added, ‘It really was a pleasure to meet the KOSB team and hear some of their stories of their time in the army. The volunteers here at Portpatrick really appreciate their support.'
To make a donation to the RNLI visit RNLI.org/support-us/give-money/donate
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For more information on The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association go to https://www.kosb.co.uk/
RNLI Training Costs – Average annual training cost for individual crew members £1400*. Layered clothing and boots for ALB crew member £1600*
*Source RNLI Loud and Clear 2022
Portpatrick lifeboat station has been operating since 1877. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/portpatrick-lifeboat-station
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