Two for tea, but £3k for lifeboat

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A tasty £3000 was raised for the Arbroath Lifeboat at last weekend’s SeaFest thanks to a number of treats on offer.

The Arbroath Ladies Lifeboat Guild put on their famous cream teas at the Lifeboat Shed and over the two days brought in £1563.40 which will be used to support the volunteer crew.

A further £1500 was presented by the crew themselves who once again turned their hand to selling delicious hot dogs for SeaFest spectators.

Guild president Barbara Cargill said: “Our thanks to all of the guild members and trusted helpers who gave so freely of their time and energy and did some really sterling work over the weekend.

“It was a great result.”

With the sun splitting the pavements and the sea as calm as a mill pond, Sunday dawned with the harbour busy with lots of tourists.

However, it was not until the afternoon that the cream teas came into their own, especially when the Inchcape Lifeboat got a ‘shout’ and all of the crew were mustered to go out on a rescue mission. The slipway area was crowded with people who wanted to witness the launching of the lifeboat at first hand and what a glorious sight it was.

To replenish their energy levels the sightseers kept the ladies busy and they were fair rushed off their feet, so much so that all of the scones were gone by 3pm.

According to guild treasurer Ann Watt a grand total of £3063.40 was raised.

She added: “This year’s SeaFest has been one of our best ever summer events.”

The Arbroath Ladies Lifeboat Guild would like to extend their thanks to everyone who helped out, or made a donation.