Wedding fundraiser supports RNLI in Tighnabruaich
In a very personal gesture, Michelle and Craig George chose the RNLI to benefit from their special event. The couple, who are based in Herefordshire, chose to be wed in a traditional Scottish handfasting ceremony held on the pier in Tighnabruaich in September.
The couple collected funds for the lifesaving charity throughout their day of celebration in September. Fundraising continued at the post-ceremony ceilidh and fish supper event held at the local Tighnabruaich Hotel to which the local community were welcomed.
Family members and friends who made the trip north to support the couple enjoyed the celebrations in late summer sunshine. A celebration party back home in Herefordshire in October will also be a fundraising event for the RNLI.
Michelle explained, 'I do a different walking challenge each year to improve my fitness and mental health. Each year I choose a different charity, one that has a special meaning for me. I had already chosen the RNLI as my charity this year.'
With family links to the RNLI including past relatives funding the lifeboat house at Salcombe in Devon, Michelle’s endeavours spread that support nationwide by visiting Argyll.
As a year-round lifesaving charity, the RNLI depend on and are always grateful for fundraising support. All contributions from personal gestures to larger RNLI events enable the operation of the charity that saves lives at sea.
Notes to editors
· Tighnabruaich lifeboat station has been operating since 1967. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/tighnabruaich-lifeboat-station
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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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