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RNLI Longhope Lifeboat Guild raise £440 at The Hoy on Hoy event

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RNLI fundraisers raised an incredible £440 selling refreshments at The Hoy on Hoy event.

Trish Avis

Members of the guild setting up and preparing to serve refreshments

Fundraising volunteers raised an incredible £440 at The Hoy on Hoy event by selling refreshments.

A spokesperson for Longhope RNLI said: 'A very important part of the team at Longhope lifeboat station is the volunteer members of the Lifeboat Guild. The Longhope branch was formed in 1960 and has had a significant role in raising funds for the RNLI since then.

'With a current membership of 25 loyal supporters the guild arranges several functions a year and steps in whenever an island event requires teas and fabulous home bakes. They work together happily like a well oiled machine with a lot of laughter and goodwill.

'Considering the population of our small island is only about 400 residents they manage to raise a substantial amount of funds each year. This is, of course, due to the staunch support of our community for the RNLI and our local lifeboat crew. A huge thank you to all the guild members and our community for helping to 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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