Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat station has received assistance from the Kirkcaldy branch of TK Maxx, with a donation of £1,000.
A member of the Kirkcaldy store’s team, Jill Goodwin, nominated the Kinghorn RNLI station, which is manned by volunteers and funded by donations, for support from the TK Maxx Community Fund.
Jill, who has lived in Kinghorn her whole life, explained, ‘Having lived in Kinghorn my whole life, the RNLI station is part of our community.
‘My late father, Marshall Drummond, was one of the original crew members when it was launched in 1965.
‘These days my cousin, Alan McIlravie, is the Station Manager, and his son Scott is a serving volunteer on the crew, so it is a charity close to my heart.
‘When my manager, John Crichton, told me about the TK Maxx Community Fund helping local charities, I instantly thought of our local station, which is solely funded by donations. I applied and was over the moon when I received a cheque for £1,000 for the Kinghorn station.’
In the last 12 months, over 250 UK charities have been supported by the TK Maxx fund, which has to be applied for by staff members.
Operations Manager, Alan McIlravie said, ‘We are extremely grateful to TK Maxx for their support. The RNLI is entirely funded by voluntary donations in the UK, and support like this is essential and necessary to enable the RNLI to provide the service around the coast of the UK and Ireland.’
The station will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday 16th July, with action starting at noon.
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
- Photo show cheque presentation - L-R Sheona Smith, Jill Godwin, Alan McIlravie
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