For 184 years the RNLI's lifeboat crews have been putting to sea to save lives. Today, as in 1824, our charity still receives no government support. Voluntary contributions are vital to us as without your help there simply wouldn't be a lifeboat service. Our volunteer crews are unpaid and risk their lives to save others...throughout the UK saving on average 22 lives every day. Volunteers have been instrumental in helping us towards the achievement of our vision, to be recognised universally as the most effective, dependable and innovative lifeboat service.
Our volunteer crew give amazing amounts of skill, courage and time. They are prepared to put to sea in terrifying conditions, often in total darkness, and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our volunteer fundraisers support the crew through RNLI shops, events and activities that provide the much needed money to run our service. Every event makes a difference. £20 can keep the lifeboat running at full speed for 10 minutes or purchase a first aid trauma kit either of which can assist one of our crew save someone's life.
In Kinghorn, we have been fortunate to have volunteers who were prepared to swim the Forth, venture out of the boathouse as Stormy Stan, make pancakes for our Pancake Tea, bake for numerous Cake n Candy stalls, flip burgers at our Open Day, wash dishes at events, request donations during our House to House collection, empty their cupboards for a bric-a-brac stall and even metamorphose into a witch for the Spooky Walk!
In fact, fundraising takes many forms and all are welcome!
If you are interested in joining in the fun, please use the 'Contact Us' section of the Station page on this website.