A GLAMOROUS Gourock event has raised almost £2,000 for a lifesaving charity. 

Members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Gourock branch hosted an afternoon tea party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the organisation. 

A total of 79 guests gathered at Royal Gourock Yacht Club on March 4 to mark the momentous occasion. They enjoyed lovely sandwiches and cakes prepared by the ladies of the Gourock branch committee. 

Greenock Telegraph:
A raffle held on the day combined with money raised through ticket sales raised £1,908. 

May Gordon has been a member of the Gourock branch RNLI committee for more than 40 years. 

Greenock Telegraph:
She said the event was a great success and thanked everyone for their support in helping to create such a special event. 

May added: "It was absolutely terrific and we're so appreciative of all the support we received. 

"Royal Gourock Yacht Club kindly provided the venue for us and even flew the lifeboat flag from the flagpole. It was a beautiful outlook and a very fitting venue for us and I think organisations like the yacht club are very appreciative that the RNLI exists.  The team at James Watt Dock marina even donated prosecco, and we received amazing raffle prizes from local businesses."

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She said the success of the event demonstrates how important the RNLI is to the people of Inverclyde. 

May added: "We're always very well supported by the Inverclyde community. We couldn't fundraise without our local supporters and they know how much amazing work the RNLI does. 

"We are here raising the money but the volunteers are out there on the lifeboats in all weathers saving lives."