The RNLI has extended its sincere thanks to the Campbeltown community, supporters from the surrounding areas and its Fundraising volunteers for a hugely successful Christmas coffee morning.
Over 120 people turned out in force on a crisp, sunny morning to enjoy refreshments, participate in the raffle, the bottle stall, and a quiz. The home baking stall’s delicious festive treats were quickly snapped up, as were RNLI Christmas cards and 2013 calendars and diaries.
Once again, the generosity of local people was overwhelming – more than £800 was raised to continue to support this vital charity., as were RNLI Christmas cards and 2013 calendars and diaries. Once again, the generosity of local people was overwhelming – more than £800 was raised to continue to support this vital charity.
The Christmas anagram quiz remains open until 15th December – so folk still have a chance to win £25. Quiz sheets can be picked up at the RNLI Shop on the Old Quay. It’s open Wednesday to Saturday, 12.00–2.30pm until 15th December, with two additional shopping days on 17th and 18th.
Anyone interested in volunteering with the RNLI will be warmly welcome and should not hesitate to contact the station enquire at the souvenir shop.
Fundraising President, Marjorie Leighton, has given hearty thanks to everyone for their support, including donors and sponsors; and the lifeboats’s fundraising team wishes you all a very safe and happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Buying Christmas and New Year presents at the RNLI shop will both give pleasure and help to save lives – a real bonus to send anyone with a gift and a good signal for the coming new year.
The photograph at the top shows the Campbeltown lifeboat, the Ernest and Mary Shaw, on 9th March 2011, accompanying HMS Campbeltown into Campbeltown Loch on the frigate’s last visit to her affiliate port before decommissioning.