Record amount collected for RNLI

Kinellar and Blackburn recently hele their annual Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) collection which returned a “magnificent response”.

Lifeboat collection week took place from March 12 to March 20 when a team of 12 , all residents of Blackburn, knocked on doors in and around the village seeking donations in support of the RNLI.

The response from the business community and residents was, as usual, very generous. The total collected was a record high at £1540. This generosity is very much appreciated and fitting for what was the 25th anniversary of the RNLI Collection Week in Blackburn and Kinellar.

The team of collectors who, dedicated so much time and effort to make the week such a success are, as always, thanked for their unfailing support.

The RNLI is a Charitable Organisation that provides the sea surface rescue service around the shores of the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary organisation funded solely by collections and donations. The crews manning the rescue crafts are also volunteers.

The RNLI has an active fleet of more than 300 lifeboates ranging from 5m to 17m in length. Running costs average around £398,000 per day. For every £1 raised, 84p goes on operations and 16p on generating income.