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Kinghorn lifeboat volunteers have just completed their annual Spooky Walks as part of fundraising for the RNLI charity, raising £2,300.

The annual Spooky Walks, which have taken place for the past eleven years, this year marked the Station’s golden anniversary year, with all of the stories featuring familiar names from the original crew of 1965. Nearly 400 people took one of 20 tours around the Kinghorn harbour area between Thursday and Halloween night.

Lifeboat helmsman Keith Hay continues, ‘I’d like to thank every one who came along and supported us once again. As the station is celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, we wrote eight new stories which all featured characters named after the original crew of Kinghorn Lifeboat in 1965.

‘These men founded the station, and without their commitment, the service we provide to the Forth today, may not exist.

‘Once again, the support of the local community, not only from those coming on the walks, but the many who helped run them, was phenomenal. The three night run raised £2,300.

‘This money will help the RNLI charity to continue to save lives at sea. Around the UK and Ireland last year we saved 368 lives, with 8,462 launches. This would not have been possible without fundraising events such as the Spooky Walk.

The lifeboat fundraising committee are now making preparations for their annual Christmas Fayre, which will be held in Kinghorn Church Hall on Saturday 28th November between 10am and noon.