Donation to Portpatrick RNLI from The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Group of people presenting a cheque

RNLI/Jeanette Hardy

Members of the Stranraer Association of The Kings Own Borderers present a cheque to Portpatrick Lifeboat Operations Manager Alan Burgess

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.'

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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

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