Peterhead RNLI benefit from cash donation

Crewmen Bob and James Geary present the cheque to Peterhead Lifeboat operations manager David Martin
Crewmen Bob and James Geary present the cheque to Peterhead Lifeboat operations manager David Martin

The volunteer lifeboat crew based at Peterhead’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station have been given a cash boost.

Staff from Total Elgin Franklin Charities Committee presented a cheque for £1,000 to Bob and Jim Geary, crew members of Peterhead lifeboat who have a combined RNLI volunteer service of over 34 years and are lead mechanical technicians on the Total Elgin PUQ Platform.

The charity was nominated by Bob Geary.

The Elgin Franklin Charities Committee said: “The money was raised by the personnel onboard through various raffle and fundraising activities.

“We hope this donation will contribute towards helping maintain the vital work and support that you and many other organisations provide.”

The donation will be used to offset training, and purchase equipment for the lifeboat volunteers.

It costs the charity just under £1,350 to provide a full set of protective equipment which includes a thermal suit, lifejacket, boots, gloves and a safety helmet to each of the volunteer lifeboat crewman.

David Martin, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Peterhead RNLI said: ‘On behalf of the management and crew at Peterhead RNLI lifeboat station I would like to thank Elgin Franklin Charities Committee for deciding to support Peterhead RNLI through their fundraising events.

“Funding like this is essential to allow the RNLI to save lives at sea.”