Successful SOS Day raises £750

Martin Galloway, a volunteer crewmember at St Abbs RNLI recently encouraged people to put their best feet forward for a good cause by arranging a Dinner Dance at Foulden Village Hall in aid of the RNLI SOS Appeal.

After a fantastic three course dinner freshly prepared by Martin, the diners went on to enjoy a great dance with live music from the Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band.

Commenting on what was a great event, Martin said: “The night went so smoothly from start to finish with great music, Stovie Supper, a fantastic raffle and a great atmosphere with everyone going home with a smile on their face.”

A great debt of thanks must go to the companies that helped Martin raise a lot of money by providing the much needed food for the dinner. These include: Anderson’s of East Linton for the lovely piece of beef, Crunchy Carrot from Dunbar for the vegetables and JB Foods from Edinburgh.

The top raffle prizes were provided by David Dougal, for the first prize which was a watercolour painting of St Abbs Head; The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel for a four ball on their Golf Course at Peebles and The Meadow House for a Meal Voucher.

A big thank you also goes to the staff of Torness Power Station and the customers and staff at Pease Bay Leisure Park for buying a large amount of Raffle tickets. Martin would also like to thank everybody who attended the dance, for purchasing raffle tickets and supplying many more raffle prizes.

He added: “David Dougal has been along-time supporter of the RNLI, raising thousands of pounds, by donating original watercolour paintings. He recently told us that he will be calling it a day for donating paintings and is only going to be doing a few more. On behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution we would like to thank him for his support over the years.”

Four pubs also took part in SOS Day festivities with The First and Last, Burnmouth, The Anchor, Coldingham, The New Inn, Coldingham and The Ship, Eyemouth, helping to raise almost £70 by either selling badges or playing the ‘Select our Station’ competition where players chose a station. The winning participant received half the money raised.

The Royal Bank of Scotland, Eyemouth also took part by selling SOS Badges and raised £20 for the cause, taking the total raised to £750.