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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea



Kinghorn Bowling Club held a charity competition for Kinghorn Lifeboat Station on Saturday, with the event raising £500 for the RNLI.

This now annual event was held at Kinghorn Bowling club with around 60 people taking part. Around 15 crew and fundraisers from Kinghorn Lifeboat Station joined more experienced bowlers in a 15-end competition. A raffle, guess the cake weight contest, and all entry fees helped raise a magnificent £500 to help the RNLI to continue providing its lifesaving service.

Operations Manager, Alan McIlravie took part in the event, and at the end of the competition told the bowlers about Kinghorn Lifeboat, he said ‘Your lifeboat depends entirely on donations from events such as this.

‘We really appreciate the support of the local community; it really helps.

‘The Kinghorn boat is one of the busiest in Scotland, and the volunteer crew are on call 24 hours a day. The boat was out on Wednesday afternoon, and the crew are often called from their beds at 2am to go out to sea, complete the service, come back, wash and fuel the boat, and then get back to bed for a short time before getting up to go to work.

‘You will often see the boat heading out to sea, where they practice methods and techniques before being assessed, and then they practice some more. This means that when the call for help comes, they are the best prepared they can be.’

At the end of the day, a cheque for £500 was presented to Moira Ross of the Kinghorn Fundraising branch.

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station is currently preparing for its annual Open Day on Saturday 11th July.