Kinghorn RNLI Fish Supper Catches £860

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station hosted their annual RNLI Fish Supper on Saturday night, with nearly 80 people enjoying a fish supper in the station’s boat hall.

Supporters enjoy their fish supper

RNLI/E Chalmers

Supporters enjoy their fish supper

The annual event raised a magnificent £860 for the RNLI charity, with this event being the most successful since the first event in 2015.

The RNLI Fish Supper campaign, now in its fourth year, asks people to hold a fundraising fish supper event in October, on any scale, to raise money for the Institution, which relies entirely on donations to provide its lifesaving service.

Event organiser, and volunteer crewmember, Mel McGarva said, ‘Once again, I have been overwhelmed by the support of the local community and the team at Kinghorn to help organise and run this event.

‘We had a great evening with many local supporters come along as well as our colleagues from Anstruther and Queensferry lifeboat stations.

‘The final total of £860 was amazing, with two generous donations which we are very grateful for.

‘I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along to support us on the night, including Valente’s Fish and Chip Bar which supplied the fish suppers.

‘The money raised when you host a Fish Supper supports all aspects of our lifesaving work and could help us buy kit for our crew members or fuel for one of our lifeboats.’

The next fundraising event will be our Christmas Shopping event at the Kingswood Hotel on Friday 2nd November.

Notes to editors

  • Kinghorn lifeboat station has been operating since 1965. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/kinghorn
  • Attached photos are from the event

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For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or press.officer@kinghorn.org.uk or Henry Weaver henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk or Gemma McDonald on 01738 642956 gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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