Kids raise funds for the RNLI

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Local children were inspired to raise funds for the RNLI by a visit to Arbroath lifeboat station at the end of last year.

The pupils of Inverkeilor school, along with their teacher, Miss Clark, made a fantastic fund-raising effort which reached the grand total of £130.

To raise the money, and with their visit to the station coming in the lead up to Christmas 2015, the children performed carols for their families and also sold baking and handmade crafts. These items were all things that the children had made themselves.

The total amount raised by the nursery was £98 and this terrific sum was then kindly rounded up by the school, making the grand total £130.

Volunteer crew member at Arbroath RNLI, Rod McLean, recently attended a school assembly in Inverkeilor to give a talk on the work of the lifeboats. While he was there he was delighted to accept the cheque donation from the children.

Speaking of their fund-raising activities, Rod praised Miss Clark and the children’s efforts.

He said: “I know personally that a great deal of work went into the fund-raising by Miss Clark and the children so it was a real privilege to be able to visit the school to give a short talk and also to accept the cheque on behalf of Arbroath RNLI.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to the school for topping up the donation from the nursery, giving a final total of £130.”

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