TROON Lifeboat recently held its annual Open Day.

On Saturday, July 21, Troon Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) David Shaw welcomed everyone to the station including the Troon Gala Queen and Princesses and Troon Citizen of Year, Wilma Benson, before the event was officially opened by South Ayrshire Provost Helen Mooney.

Visitors to the station were able see aboard the station’s Trent class all-weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Jim Moffat’ and the new D class inshore lifeboat ‘Sheena’.

As well as speaking to the volunteer crew about the many rescues they carry out, those visiting the station could also speak to the  RNLI Community Safety Officers about the RNLI ‘Respect the Water’ campaign while they carried out free lifejacket checks.

The fresh fish stall and the burger stall remained particularly popular with those visiting the station alongside the sale of RNLI souvenirs and gifts.

Troon Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar said: “We would like to thank everyone who came along to support our 2018 lifeboat station Open Day.

“We hope that everyone who came along enjoyed visiting our station and found out more about the work of the RNLI in Troon.”

Treasurer of Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch, Urda Cotter, added: “This year was very popular and it raised over £2,500 for the RNLI in Troon and we would like to thank all visited the station.”