Fundraising bottle hits the Blue Toon

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MEMBERS of the Peterhead Round Table have delivered an ‘SOS’ message in the form of a large green bottle to Peterhead lifeboat station as part of an epic relay challenge that aims to cover all 235 RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The message calls for the local community to support the RNLI SOS and Round Table members will be fundraising along the way.

The giant bottle is being passed from station to station by Round Table members covering some 7,000 miles in 114 days.

Marshal Davidson (chairman) and Michael Taylor (vice chairman), both members of the Peterhead Round Table, visited the Lifeboat Station after recently taking part in the relay challenge.

The RNLI is the Round Table’s Presidential Charity of the year and was chosen by John Kilshaw, the President of the National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland.

The fundraising target for the year is £150,000 with all funds raised going towards RNLI volunteer crew training at stations across the UK and ROI. It costs over £1,200 to train one RNLI volunteer crew member and the money that the Round Table hopes to raise would cover the training costs for 100 lifeboat crew members.

President of the National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland, John Kilshaw said: “We’re sending a message in a bottle to the local community asking them to join us in supporting the RNLI.”

The relay started at the Round Table headquarters in Birmingham on 14 January and will end on 6 May in Blackpool. To support the Round Table Relay Challenge in aid of the RNLI, donations can be made at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TheRNLIRelayChallenge or at your local Round Table.