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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers will host their annual Open Day this Saturday, 11th 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 and a Royal Navy helicopter.

This year’s event is extra special, with the station celebrating its Golden Anniversary in 2015.

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, Fire Service, Coastguard, 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 during two displays. We also hope to welcome a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter to take part in its final display at Kinghorn before the UK SAR helicopter service in this area is taken over by a private supplier. It will be the end of an era, and it promises to be a spectacular display.

‘It costs around £410,000 per day to operate the RNLI, 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!