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Buckie RNLI receives gift from Moray Crematorium

Lifeboats News Release

Fiona Watt, a volunteer fundraiser at the RNLI’s Buckie Lifeboat Station, was recently delighted to accept a donation from Mr Barry Robertson, business director of the Crematorium & Memorial Group who operate the Moray Crematorium near Buckie.

Mr Barry Robertson (left), business leader of Crematorium & Memorial Group presented a £310 donation to Fiona Watt (centre), RNLI Buckie volunteer fundraiser, and Davie Grant, coxswain of RNLI Buckie Lifeboat

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Mr Barry Robertson (left), business leader of Crematorium & Memorial Group presented a £310 donation to Fiona Watt (centre), RNLI Buckie volunteer fundraiser, and Davie Grant, coxswain of RNLI Buckie Lifeboat

The £310 donation was raised at the crematorium’s Advent Service and will be put to good use supporting ongoing training for new and existing volunteer members of the RNLI’s Buckie Lifeboat crew.

Presenting the gift, Mr Robertson said: “We wanted this donation to go to a charity that really makes a difference in our community. The RNLI is a shining example of ordinary local people working together to do extraordinary things in saving lives at sea.”

Davie Grant, coxswain of Buckie Lifeboat, says: “Only through continuing our twice-weekly training programme can our dedicated volunteer crew-members develop and sharpen their skills to ensure they are fully prepared for any call to save lives at sea in the Moray Firth.”

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Further information from: Terry McNeill. Volunteer Press Officer, RNLI Buckie Lifeboat Station, Tel 07941 329798 E [email protected]

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