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Santa Is Running For RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station crew members are writing a note asking Santa to run in their second Santa Run and help raise funds for the RNLI.

The Santa Run ready to get underway in 2016

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

2016 Santa Run start line

After the success of the first event in 2016, this family event will take place at Kinghorn golf course on Saturday 25th November.

Suit and hat collection will take place at the club house from 10.15am, with the fun run beginning at 1045. After the event, the annual Christmas Fayre coffee morning will be open until noon in the Church Hall, where refreshments and mince pies will be available. Taking part in the run will permit free entry into the fayre.

Event organiser, and volunteer crewmember, Richard Malcomson said, ‘We had great fun last year when over 50 people of all ages came along to take part. The 1.5km course will be suitable for the whole family, and will be great fun.

‘Adults who take part will get their very own Santa suit, and children will get an elf hat as part of their entry. It would be great if the kids can all wear red and green too, for extra elfness!

‘We would encourage you to come along and take part, and if you would like to raise more money for the RNLI by sponsorship, we have an event page where you can track our fundraising progress.

‘Please visit Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat’s Facebook page or website for more information, where there are entry details and a link to our fundraising page. We would like to get everyone to enter as soon as possible, so that we ensure we have enough suits and hats!

‘It will be a great event to participate in, and the sight of all these Santas and elves on the edge of the golf course will be fantastic! In doing so, you will be helping to support one of Scotland’s busiest lifeboat stations.’

The Christmas Fayre takes place at the same time, opening at 10am.

Notes to editors

  • Kinghorn lifeboat station has been operating since 1965. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
  • Attached photos show the Santas getting ready in 2016
  • A short film is available on our Facebook page – Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat

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For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or or Henry Weaver or Gemma McDonald at 07826 900639, or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

The Ives family after 2016 run

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

The Ives family after 2016 run
Chris Russell was first over the line in 2016

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

Chris Russell was first over the line in 2016

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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.

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