Volunteer crew at Aberdeen RNLI lifeboat station are taking part in this years’ Kiltwalk in June with friends and family to raise vital donations for the local station.

Stephen Brown, volunteer inshore lifeboat (ILB) helm and all weather lifeboat (ALB) mechanic, and fulltime Decommissioning Team Lead at Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), rallied the crew to take part in the 17.8 mile charity walk on the June 4, 2023.

Stephen said: “The RNLI receives no government funding, instead we rely on support and donations from the public to fund the life saving work that we do. We leave our families and loved ones behind every time the pager sounds, but this time we wanted to do something with them to raise money. Let’s hope that the weather is nice, otherwise, we’ll be asking them to take part in a soggy effort to keep our service running.”

Also taking part are Aberdeen RNLI ALB Coxswain/Mechanic and ILB Helm, Cal Reed, and Aiden Hardy, who is a volunteer ILB and ALB crew member and full time Regional Business Development Manager at STATS Group.

Cal added: “I frequently undertake fundraising efforts, but usually it’s for other emergency services charities – like the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. This year, I decided that it was time to challenge myself for the charity closest to my heart, the RNLI. There’s no better way to do that than with the crew by my side.”

Aiden, who is also taking part with others from his full time place of employment, STATS Group, said: “We’re trying to rally as many people as we can to take part with us. More of the crew, our family and our colleagues are considering taking part. We want as many people as we possibly can to get involved and help us raise funds. It’s the only way we can do what we do.”

You can sponsor the local crew here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/aberdeenlifeboat

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