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Join us for Afternoon Tea to Support Kinghorn RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Fundraising Branch are inviting you to join them for a 1920s style Afternoon Tea on Saturday, 23rd September.

Three supporters at a previous event having fun

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

Three supporters at a previous event

After hugely successful previous sell-out events, the date returns to the 2017 fundraising calendar.

The 1920s themed event takes place in Kinghorn Church Hall, starting at 2pm prompt, when afternoon tea will be served to the sounds of One Heart vocal group.

Kinghorn lifeboat fundraising committee chairperson, Sheona Smith said, ‘This year, our theme will be the 1920s and we will have prizes for the best dressed Flapper, and most Dapper Gent!

‘The event is open to over 18s only, and Prohibition Cocktails and prosecco will be available. We will also have an art auction for paintings which have been donated.

‘This will be an afternoon to take you back to the days of your parents and grandparents, whilst having great fun for a good cause. Nowadays it costs around £485,000 per day to run the RNLI charity.’

Tickets are selling well for this event and are available from Kinghorn Community Centre, the Dragon’s Den, and committee members. There will be no tickets available on the door. All proceeds will go the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Notes to editors

  • Kinghorn lifeboat station has been operating since 1965. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or or Richard Smith on 07786 668903 or at Henry Weaver on 07771 943026 or at or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Kinghorn fundraisers all dressed up for the previous 1950s themed event

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

The fundraising team ready for a previous event
Kinghorn lifeboat on exercise

Kirsty McLachlan

Kinghorn Lifeboat

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland