Do your Christmas shopping for Campbeltown lifeboat

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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.

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3 Responses to Do your Christmas shopping for Campbeltown lifeboat

  1. I say this and I will continue to say it, as an exiled Campbeltonian, with all my family still ther. This small community puts their hands in their pockets week after week, year after year for lots of local and national causes. Considering that there are only about 5000 good folks in the South kintyre area, and in reality it is a deprived area, they turn out and spend their meagre income week after week, for coffee mornings, collections and all sorts of good causes. I am in awe of the local folks for the good work they do. Well done the Wee Toon – this is just another example of their Community Spirit

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      • Absolutely – and please keep us informed of all on and off the water activities of both the Tobermory and the Tiighnabruaich lifeboats – and the Islay one and the Helensburgh one. We already get first class news from Oban and from Campbeltown.
        The RNLI is an inspirational charity, wholly funded by the public, almost entirely staffed by volunteers, together demonstrating that, throughout all social change, the people still value life and the saving of life.
        Governments may in their different ways, shrug away the vital coastguard service, but the people remain faithful to core human values. The lifeboat service is at the heart of these values.
        All the support we can all contribute – through fund raisers, donations and buying gifts at lifeboat shops – is not just a top up but the rock bottom funding that keeps this most essential service afloat.

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