Birthday cash for Broch lifeboat

Willie Summers and James Cameron hand over the cheque to Broch Lifeboat Coxswain Victory Sutherland  - the proceeds from their joint 60th birthday party.
Willie Summers and James Cameron hand over the cheque to Broch Lifeboat Coxswain Victory Sutherland - the proceeds from their joint 60th birthday party.

Fraserburgh Lifeboat received another bumper donation this week, thanks to two local men.

Willie Summers and James Cameron dropped in past the station on Tuesday and handed over a cheque for £570 for lifeboat funds.

The two friends held a joint 60th birthday party in the RAF club in early October and told their guests they didn’t want any gifts.

Instead, they asked them to make a donation to the lifeboat.

When asked why they chose the lifeboat, Willie, a crewman aboard the Christina S, told the Herald: “Well, I’m at sea!” while James added: “And I work offshore.”

Fraserburgh Lifeboat Coxswain Victor Sutherland was on hand on Tuesday to accept the cheque from the pair.

He said: “We really appreciate Willie and James thinking about us when they were celebrating their birthdays.

“It is a tremendous amount and it was a fantastic gesture.

“On behalf of everyone at RNLI Fraserburgh, I’d like to thank Willie and James and all their friends for the donation.

“All the money raised will help us save lives at sea,” he added.

Fraserburgh Lifeboat volunteers have recently enjoyed a funding boost to their efforts to save lives.

Earlier this year they received more than £1,500 in donations from fundraisers held locally, including £1,180 from Graham Duthie who raised the cash from his 50th birthday.