BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR LIFEBOAT!
The RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn had a welcome donation to their funds today. (01/03/2009)
The £630 donation was gifted by the Fife District Association of the Camping and Caravan Club.
Chairman of the association, Bill Dewar said, "Every year our members raise funds for various local charities and this year we decided that the RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn would be a worthy cause, however one of our members Jim Leckie (pictured handing over the cheque) had his 70th birthday party and rather than accept presents, he asked for donations in their place, so that he could start the fund off for the lifeboat. Jim handed over £75 which got the fund off to a very good start."
Bill continued, "The rest of the fund was raised by holding a tombola, raffles and donations from members. Being a local Fife association, open to anyone who has an interest in camping, caravanning or motorhomes, we feel that we should support our local charities."
Charlie Tulloch, Lifeboat Operations manager (in receipt of the cheque) replied, " The RNLI are always grateful to receive funds, as being a charity, we are totally reliant on such donations from members of the public and groups such as the Association, deciding that the RNLI is a worthwhile cause. It allows us to continue our 24hr Emergency cover on the Forth and to continue to save lives. I would like to thank the Camping and Caravan Club for their support."
The members of the club were then shown around the lifeboat and had their questions answered by members of the volunteer crew. The Camping and Caravan Club meet regularly and anyone who wishes to join them can contact them through their website www.fifeda.myby.co.uk."