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NAVAL ASSOCIATION GIFT TO LIFEBOAT

31/03/2009

The RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn had a welcome donation to their funds recently.



The £200 donation was gifted by the Rosyth and West Fife Royal Naval Association.



Social Secretary of the association, Barbara Firth said, "Every year our members raise funds for various local charities and this year we decided that the RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn would be one of our worthy causes. We raise around £600 per year for charity and at every function we hold, even barbeques, we run raffles and such like to raise the funds. We also operate a bottle stall every year at Inverkeithing Highland Games. The money is then spread around Fife based charities."



Barbara continued, "The Royal Naval Association is open to all serving, ex-service members of the Naval Forces and anyone who is in sympathy with the objects of the Association may join as an Associate Member, which ensures that we have many Fife members and we feel that we should support our local Fife charities and Kinghorn Lifeboat is our local lifeboat."



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 Royal Naval Association for their support."



The attached jpeg picture show Barbara Firth handing over the cheque to Charlie Tulloch, with Vice President of the Naval Association Branch, James Thompson looking on.