THE LERWICK lifeboat station raised over £75,000 for the RNLI last year – a sum that was topped up with almost £7,000 from last weekend’s RNLI Ball.
Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild treasurer Rhoda Watt said the annual event, which took place at the Shetland Hotel, had raised £2,000 more then last year’s bash.
She said the lifeboat guild had been very active throughout the year with a whole range of fundraising activities including the annual whist drive, a coffee morning, a quiz night, an open day, the shop, visits to agricultural shows and collection boxes placed in many businesses throughout Shetland.
“When you consider Shetland’s population, this is a fantastic achievement,” Watt said.
The lifeboat shop at the Old Tolbooth is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays until Christmas and on offer is a selection of cards, calendars, diaries and gifts.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 500 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News