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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

VOLUNTEER GHOSTS

03/11/2013

There were spooky events occurring in Kinghorn at the weekend as the volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew and friends held their annual Halloween spooky walks, breaking records with nearly 470 people taking part.

The annual Spooky Walks, now in their ninth year, took place over three nights raising over £2,781 for RNLI funds with nearly 470 people taking one of 22 tours around the Kinghorn harbour area.

Supporters were held in the ‘Dark Dungeon’ before being taken on a tour and finishing at The Morgue café, which was open for three nights providing spooky refreshments for walkers.

Lifeboat helmsman Keith Hay continues, ‘The support of the local community has once again been outstanding; many people have turned up in poor weather conditions to help run the event, and many more to support their local RNLI lifeboat station by taking part in the walks. We took nearly 470 people on the tours, which is record-breaking!

‘This money will help the RNLI charity to continue to save lives at sea. Around the UK and Ireland last year we saved 328 lives, with over 8,340 launches. This would not have been possible without fundraising events such as the Spooky Walk.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported the event over the three nights, and many other station personnel and local people who helped run the walks and ensured it was a great success.

‘Next year will be our tenth year of running Spooky Walk and I’d urge you to put the date in the diary as we plan to have 10 new scares to mark the anniversary event!’

The lifeboat fundraising committee are now making preparations for a Christmas Shopping event, which is being hosted by the Kingswood Hotel, Burntisland on Friday 8th November. Tickets for the event are available from the Kingswood Hotel, Kinghorn Community centre, Potter About (Burntisland) and the Dragon’s Den.