Fundraisers give May Day Appeal some welly

Oban lifeboat fundraising branch secretary Alison Rennie knitting some of the yellow wellies. The collection of knitted wellies in the photo is the result of a combined effort of many willing volunteers.

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Oban lifeboat supporters are knitting the town yellow.

Station fundraisers have taken up their needles and wool bundles to knit as many tiny yellow wellies as they can as part of the lifesaving charity’s May Day Appeal.

The idea is to try and set a record for the most number of knitted wellies by the end of May, then challenge other stations to try and top it.

The knitted wellies will be displayed around businesses in the town.

Anyone who would like to join in the challenge can get the knitting pattern from Oban Lifeboat’s Facebook page. A Justgiving link to donate to the May Day Appeal can be found at – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/obanlifeboatmayday2021

Oban lifeboat fundraising branch secretary Alison Rennie knitting some of the yellow wellies. The collection of knitted wellies in the photograph is the result of a combined effort of many willing volunteers. Photograph: Leonie Mead.