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Kinghorn Crew volunteer to take even more on board!

Two RNLI volunteers from Kinghorn have been volunteering yet again, one is running to raise funds and one is sailing on a Tall Ship assisting less able bodied sailors.

Judith Frame, one of the tractor operators who regularly launch the lifeboat at Kinghorn, and who raised £1600 in 2006 by swimming to Kinghorn from Inchkeith Island in the middle of the Forth , has set her sights on raising yet more funds, this time by running in the gruelling 13.1 mile (21 Kilometre) Great North Run in Newcastle on the 5th October for the second time! Judith raised £365 by competing in last years run which took her 2 hours 22 minutes to complete.

Judith, 43 and a mother of three, lives and works in the village and said, " Its the world's biggest half marathon, a point-to-point course that starts in Newcastle and finishes in South Shields. I will be joining 52,000 people which is more than the population of Tobago, and running with celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay and Carol Vorderman. I have been training hard again this year and I even managed to raise £140 of sponsorship while attending a 21st birthday party last weekend."

Leanne Fisher who is a member of the crew on the lifeboat, is taking a different tack, she is preparing to board a Tall Ship and will be assisting less able persons to sail around Europe for 5 days.

Leanne said, "The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a unique charity that aims to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing. The Oakley Trust have funded 6 places (for over 25's) on the Jubilee Sailing Trust Tall Ship 'Tenacious' and I have been lucky enough to be given one of the spaces. The ship is one of two that have been purpose-designed and built to enable a crew of mixed physical abilities aged 16 and over to sail side by side on equal terms. The trip takes place between the 6th to the 10th of October 2008 and we will be sailing from Poole to Southampton but will visit Europe in-between. I have to submit a report and photo's once I'm back. This will be both a challenging and rewarding trip which will offer nautical training and personal development."