(L-R back):Chrisanne Campbell; Moira Macaulay; Angela Grant; Kathy Jennings, and Kedar Paul
(L-R front): Leanne Smith; Maggie Macleod; Kathleen Maclennan; Nicola Pearson; Ellen MacDonald, and Marion Fordham

Stornoway RNLI was delighted to receive a donation of £251.10 from NHS Western Isles staff recently.

The funds were raised by staff during December through a 'Christmas Jumper Day' and Raffle.

And as winners of the 'Best Decorated Office', accountants Kathleen Maclennan and Nicola Pearson were given the choice of charity – and decided on the local lifesavers of Stornoway RNLI.


Kathleen has family ties to the lifeboat and the sea. Her brother is a fisherman and father, John J Maclennan, was a crewman on the lifeboat for 25 years and is present Chair of the Stornoway RNLI Branch.

Kathleen's partner is also on the Stornoway RNLI volunteer crew, and she said: “With all these connections and living in an island community, we are so thankful to have the station here.”

Ellen MacDonald, Chair of Stornoway Lifeboat Ladies Guild and Guild Treasurer Maggie Macleod received the donation.

Ellen said: “We really appreciate this donation. We are very thankful for everything that the community does to support us, and for everyone who thinks of the lifeboat, because there are so many different charities in Stornoway and every penny counts.

“Being an island community, everyone is aware of the dangers of the sea and the lifeboat service is a very necessary part of our community and a well supported part of our community.”