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Longhope RNLI Lifeboat Guild Bazaar raises over £2,000

Lifeboats News Release

The Longhope RNLI Lifeboat Guild Bazaar took place on Friday 10 November and raised £2,066.99.

Vicky Law Mackinnon

The bazaar in full swing.
On Friday 10 November, the RNLI Bazaar took place in the YM Hall in Longhope. This event, tirelessly planned over many weeks, aims to raise funds for Longhope RNLI, and its success is a testament to the unwavering dedication and hard work of our lifeboat guild members.

The evening commenced with the official opening undertaken by Andy Trafford, Headmaster of North Walls Community School. His opening speech beautifully captured the significance of the RNLI to the Longhope community and emphasised the collective effort of volunteers, supporters and staff as one crew, united in the mission of saving lives at sea.

The turnout was excellent and the atmosphere was great. From the arrival of Santa Claus to the stalls piled high with generous donations, a lively raffle and a silent auction, and an abundance of tea and cakes: there was something for everyone.

A huge thank you to all businesses and folk who donated such generous gifts and to each and every one of you who attended and enabled us to raise an amazing £2066.99. Your continued support is not only vitally important but deeply appreciated and the overall success of the event speaks volumes about the generosity and loyalty of our community.

Notes to editors

· Longhope lifeboat station has been operating since 1874. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

Vicky Law Mackinnon

Santa's Grotto

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