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Jan Livingstone joins the Aith lifeboat crew to complete one of her 70 challenges on Tuesday.

CREW from the Aith lifeboat were joined on exercise by CLAN fundraiser Jan Livingstone on Tuesday.

Livingstone is a support housekeeper at CLAN Haven in Aberdeen who turns 70 this October, and has decided to mark it by trying to complete 70 challenges – one of which was to go out on exercise with Britain’s most northerly lifeboat crew.

She has encountered many Shetlanders at her work, where she cares for those who have travelled from the islands to receive chemotherapy treatment in Aberdeen.

She is fundraising for CLAN Cancer Support and has raised £1,800 and counting – well over her initial £1,000 target.

Jan takes a turn at the Aith lifeboat wheel.

Livingstone and her work colleague Maggi Stannard joined the Aith lifeboat crew on exercise on Tuesday morning.

“We’ve made a lot of friends while we’ve been in Shetland,” she said. “It’s wonderful how great everyone has been. There’s been a lot of laughter and banter.”

She has also planted a treat at Michaelswood in Aith, taken a trip on a fire engine at Sullom Voe and, on Tuesday afternoon, was due to sail from Collafirth to Lerwick on board the Swan.

Livingstone left Aith with a donation from the lifeboat crew, and anyone who wants to help her raise funds can visit her Just Giving page here.

* You can read last month’s Shetland News interview with Jan here