Lifeboat ladies raise charity cash

The Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild hosted its annual coffee morning on board the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland on Saturday and raised £3,040 for the charity.

Over 500 people boarded the ship at the Holmsgarth terminal and quickly filled up the self-service restaurant and forward bar areas of the ship to enjoy the teas, coffees and homebakes provided by the guild.

Also popular with the guests were stalls selling cake and candy, RNLI souvenirs and bo­oks, lucky dips, a raffle and a tombola.

Guild president Linda Simpson said: “We were delighted that, once again, so many people came along and helped raise such a generous sum for the RNLI.

“We very much appreciate the support of NorthLink Ferries who kindly allow us to host the annual event on board the ship. We are particularly grateful to the ship’s crew and the shore-based staff who are always so helpful and accommodating on the day.”

NorthLink service manager Jane Leask said: “We’re always delighted to underline our involve­ment with the Shetland community by supporting events such as this and the RNLI is an organisation which is always very close to our hearts. The turnout and the amount raised were fantastic and on behalf of NorthLink I’d like to thank everybody who provided that support.”

The RNLI shop will re-open on Saturdays during May and June, starting on 9th May, and the annual open day will be held on Lerwick’s Victoria Pier on Saturday, 13th June


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