NorthLink’s MV Hrossey was the venue for the RNLI Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild’s annual coffee morning on Saturday (21 March).
More than 360 people boarded the vessel for their morning coffee, raising £2,520 for the charity. As well as enjoying the teas, coffees and homebakes in the forward bar and self-service restaurant, visitors had the opportunity to buy RNLI souvenirs, books, cake and candy, lucky dips and tombolas.
President of the Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild, Hazel Anderson, said: “We are very grateful to everyone who came along on Saturday and contributed so generously to the charity. We very much appreciate the support of all our helpers, the lifeboat crewmen and, of course, NorthLink Ferries. On this occasion, we are particularly grateful to Captain Allan Scott, hotel director Seumas Campbell, the crew of the Hrossey and, as always, service manager Jane Leask, Irvine Burgess and the shore staff for accommodating us and our guests.
“As the boat arrived into port late, due to weather conditions, the helpers had to work fast to get everything ready on time. A special thank you to the crew for their help in getting everything on board so quickly.”
Jane Leask, service manager at NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are delighted that the event was so well supported. The charity is very important to us, and has the full commitment of both crew and staff.”
There will be a Bric-a-brac sale in the RNLI shop on 11th April; the shop will re-open on Saturdays during May and June, and on Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August. The annual Open Day will be held on Lerwick’s Victoria Pier on Saturday 13 June, and will include a trip around Bressay on the MV Hrossey during the afternoon.
The AGM of the Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild will be held on Tuesday 5th May at 7.00 pm. The Committee would welcome a good attendance. Additional helpers are always required to ensure the work of the Ladies Guild can continue successfully.
For more information on the RNLI in Lerwick, see www.lerwicklifeboat.shetland.co.uk
Photo by Ben Mullay: President of the Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild Hazel Anderson, MV Hrossey Captain Allan Scott, Coxswain of the Lerwick Lifeboat Bruce Leask and Guild Treasurer Bella Irvine.