SAMS divers join Oban RNLI Team
Nine students from SAMS have joined the fundraising team for Oban lifeboat.
The group were motivated to sign up following a water safety talk by Oban Coxswain Ally Cerexhe and a presentation by fundraiser Iain Paul at an event hosted by the Highland & Islands Sub Aqua Club, the student diving club based at SAMS.
Welcoming the new members to the monthly fundraisers’ meeting at Oban lifeboat station, Iain looked forward to a busy year ahead:
'We are delighted to be joined by so many new members as we prepare for a busy programme of fundraising events in the coming months and well into next year.
'With a new lifeboat arriving in December and 2024 being the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI, we look forward to celebrating with the local, coastal, island and maritime communities our lifeboat serves.'
The students marked the occasion by handing over a cheque from a bake sale organised by the diving club.
If you are interested in joining the fundraising and community outreach team for the RNLI in Oban, send an email to [email protected] to get more information.
SAMS is the Scottish Association for Marine Science, centred at the Scottish Marine Institute at Dunstaffnage by Oban.
RNLI media contacts
For further information, please contact:
John Macgill Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Oban RNLI on 07711 548672 or email [email protected]
Stephen Lawson Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Oban RNLI on 07776 340629 or email [email protected]
Natasha Bennett, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), on 07826 900639 [email protected]
Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), on 07920 365929 or [email protected]
RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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