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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers will host their annual Open Day this Saturday, 12th July, and would love to see as many people as possible at the beach.

The Open Day – the highlight of the fundraising calendar in Kinghorn – will begin at 12pm and feature a number of attractions including the lifeboat and other local emergency services, Newfoundland rescue dogs, beach games, Fife Community Sport Hub activities, stalls, and a rescue demonstration by the lifeboat.

Lifeboat Press Officer, Neil Chalmers continued, ‘This annual event is a fantastic day out for the whole family. We have many of our usual stalls this year, as well as popular attractions including beach games, emergency services, and a yellow welly throwing competition. We’re also looking forward to see the Newfoundland rescue dogs displaying their canine rescue skills.

‘The duty volunteer lifeboat crew will put on a spectacular display, demonstrating the lifeboat’s capabilities.

‘The crew had the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton last week, and the beach and promenade was packed, we’d love to see these crowds again for our Open Day. It costs around £85,000 per year to run a lifeboat station like Kinghorn, and fundraising events are essential to maintain it.

‘The RNLI is a charity which is totally reliant upon donations from the public, so why not come along with your whole family, have a great day at the beach, whilst learning more about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and supporting us and the service the volunteers provide.’

The fundraising committee are also looking for plants and good quality bric-a-brac to help raise funds for the RNLI. These can be handed in to the boathouse on Friday night or Saturday morning before 10am.

We hope to see as many people there as possible!