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Kirkcudbright RNLI fundraising volunteers recognised for long service

Lifeboats News Release

Janet Malone, Christine Collins, Linda Milligan and Moira Steele were all awarded long service awards on Wednesday 31 May at Kirkcudbright RNLI.

Kirkcudbright RNLI

Fundraising volunteers receiving their long service awards. L-R, Janet Malone, May Brown, Christine Collins, Linda Milligan, and Moira Steele.

3 fundraising volunteers, Janet Malone, Linda Milligan and Moira Steele, were awarded 30-year long service awards, and Christine Collins was awarded an award for over 15 years as a fundraising volunteer at Kirkcudbright RNLI.

The President of Stewarty of Kirkcudbright Fundraising Group, May Brown, awarded the 4 volunteers with their long service awards to thank and recognise them for their service to the RNLI.

The award presentation took place at the station’s Annual General Meeting, organised by the Chairman, Jeff Dolby, part of the volunteer Management Group of the RNLI.

A spokesperson for Kirkcudbright RNLI says: ‘The RNLI relies almost entirelyon volunteers and as you can see, every type of talent is required to keep it going. Not every week is as full on as this one but all of the training, fundraising and maintence continues all of the time and everyone gets a great deal of satisfaction of being part of the RNLI and helping to save lives at sea.

‘We would like to thank and recognise the volunteers who have contributed so much time to help us raise money to save lives at sea.’

Notes to editors

· Kirkcudbright lifeboat station has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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