Lifeboats’ Mayday call...

RNLI mascot Stormy Sam at the Wellie Walk on Saturday.
RNLI mascot Stormy Sam at the Wellie Walk on Saturday.

The volunteers at Arbroath lifeboats celebrated a very successful inaugural Mayday fundraising event on Saturday.

With the weather playing its part, in lovely spring sunshine the local community turned out in excellent numbers to take part in activities such as welly-wanging, bouncy castle, face painting and a welly walk organised by the Arbroath lifeboat ladies guild.

The Wellie Walkers were pictured as they were about to leave the harbour.

The Wellie Walkers were pictured as they were about to leave the harbour.

A final total raised is yet to be confirmed but lifeboat operations manager for Arbroath, Alex Smith, was delighted with the event.

He said: “This was the first Mayday event run by us here at Arbroath and the RNLI as a whole.

‘‘Yet again, the support shown by our local community was absolutely fantastic.

“Everyone who was involved and those who attended all seemed to have a great time and we are looking forward to next year’s event already.

“On behalf of myself, the crew, our fundraisers and everyone associated with Arbroath lifeboats I’d like to say a big thank you and we’ll see you next year!”

All money raised through Mayday fundraising events across the UK and Ireland will support the RNLI’s lifesaving work.

It could be used to fund crew training, buy new crew kit, or contribute towards the running costs of a lifeboat station.