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SUCCESSFUL AFTERNOON TEA

13/04/2014

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Fundraising Branch held their inaugural Afternoon Tea on Saturday, and it has been hailed as a massive success after raising £1,200.

The concept for the afternoon was sparked over afternoon tea a number of months ago, and after much planning and hard work, the event took place in Kinghorn Church hall to raise funds for the RNLI charity.

Guests were treated to an exquisite 1950’s themed afternoon tea including sandwiches, tea and coffee, and cakes, waited on by members of the fundraising committee in traditional dress. The event was accompanied with background music from local band Euphoria String Quartet, followed by a performance by local vocal group Pink Champagne.

Kinghorn lifeboat fundraising chairperson, Sheona Smith said, ‘we had great fun organising and hosting this event. It was a new event for the local fundraising committee, and was very successful.

‘We very grateful to the local musical groups who supported us, and who made the event even more special.

‘We also had a ‘photobox’ where guests could get dressed up in themed accessories and have the moment captured. We had some great fun!

‘All of this fun and extravagance has a serious side however - it costs around £1,330 per year to train volunteer crewmembers per year, of which we have over 20 at Kinghorn. This is a big commitment to maintain and fund.

‘Finally, our next big event will be our Open Day on Saturday 12th July.’