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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

£3000 RAISED

18/07/2010

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat held a very successful Open Day on Saturday raising nearly £3,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The annual event, the highlight of the fundraising year for the station, was blessed by generally good weather and a good attendance by people enjoying the stalls and activities on offer.

Crewmember Mark Brown commented “It was great to see so many people of all ages at the beach helping us raise such a lot of money to help keep the RNLI running. It costs around £330,000 per day to run, and every pound helps.”

“Visitors were able to take part in games on the beach, before being wowed by the Lifeboat demonstration in Kinghorn Bay, and entertained by a visiting tug which demonstrated her fire-fighting capabilities!”

“We will now begin preparations for our annual Spooky Walk in October as our next big fundraising event”

Fundraising chairperson Sheona Baxter wished to thank everyone who made donations for the stalls, and all the other organisations who attended to make the day so successful.

The day was slightly overshadowed by the theft of an advertising banner for the Open Day from the car park of the former Caberfeidh nursing home in Kinghorn. This was taken between 10pm on Friday night and 8am on Saturday morning. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police or the lifeboat station.