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Kinghorn RNLI Fish Supper Nets £700

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station hosted their annual RNLI Fish Supper on Saturday night, with over 70 people enjoying a fish supper in the station’s boat hall.

Supporters enjoting fish suppers at Kinghorn RNLI

E Chalmers

Supporters enjoying fish suppers

The annual event raised a magnificent £700 for the RNLI charity. An exhibition of photographs set in the operations room added an extra dimension to the evening.

The RNLI Fish Supper campaign, now in its third year, asks people to hold a fundraising fish supper event, 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, ‘I was really excited for the 2017 event and looking to build on the success of the first two in 2015 and 2016. I set a target to raise £500, but managed to raise an amazing £700!

‘This year we were also able to exhibit photos taken by Kirsty McLachlan during her photography degree. These amazing images showed the crew and fundraising team at work, and were positively received by our supporters.

‘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 with a generous discount.

‘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 the famous Spooky Walks which return for 2017. More details and booking are available at www.kinghorn.org.uk

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 contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
Fish suppers delivered by Valente

Kirsty McLachlan

Fish suppers delivered by Valente
Supporters enjoy the evening

E Chalmers

Supporters enjoy the evening
Anstruther lifeboat team supporting their flank station

E Chalmers

Anstruther lifeboat team
Kinghorn crewmember and fish supper organiser Mel McGarva

Kirsty McLachlan

Kinghorn crewmember Mel McGarva

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