A very special visitor tonight at Stonehaven RNLI training.
8 year old Ruaridh Knight came along with his parents David Knight and Kirsten Knight to hand over his donation. The primary 4 pupil from Portlethen Primary School had visited the station earlier this year and decided for his recent birthday to give up presents and ask friends to give donations to Stonehaven RNLI instead. An amazing gesture. So tonight he popped down with his donation. He got kitted up and was treated to a ride in the tractor. Thank you so much Ruaridh. We really enjoyed having you and a huge thank you to you and your friends for the very generous donation. Come back and see us any time and maybe when your older you can join the crew!!
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.