18th November 2018
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Annual lifeboat coffee morning raises £3,200 for RNLI

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The annual Ladies Lifeboat Guild coffee morning on board NorthLink’s Hjaltland at the Holmsgarth terminal on Saturday raised over £3,200 for the charity.

Once again, there was a great turnout at the event with both the self-service restaurant and the forward bar areas busy with visitors enjoying the teas, coffees and homebakes.

The stalls selling RNLI souvenirs, books, cake and candy, lucky dips and tombolas were all busy, contributing to everyone’s enjoyment and significantly boosting the day’s takings.

President of the guild Linda Simpson said: “As always, we were delighted with the number of people that attended and very much appreciate their help in raising such a generous sum.

“Particular thanks go to Captain Strathearn of MV Hjaltland and Jane Leask of NorthLink Ferries, to whom we are extremely grateful for their help and support. Thanks also go to Bruce Leask, coxswain of the lifeboat, and his crew who were there to assist with all the fetching and carrying, and to all our willing helpers who had a very busy morning.”

The RNLI shop will re-open on Saturdays during May and June, and on Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August. The annual open day will be held on Lerwick’s Victoria Pier on Saturday 4th June.

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