The Kinghorn RNLI Spooky Walks Return…

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers are excited to announce that their famous Spooky Walks are returning for 2017.

Kinghorn Spooky Walk Cast

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Kinghorn Spooky Walk Cast

The volunteer crew and friends are preparing to guide brave people around a tour of Kinghorn’s past at Halloween, during the famous Spooky Walks on 26-28th October.

The lifeboat crew organise these walks as a fundraiser, and hope to take over 400 people around the harbour and surrounding area, and tell them of Kinghorn’s past over the three night run.

Lifeboat crewmember Keith Hay said, ‘This is one of the highlights of the year at Kinghorn, where many of the crew and their friends organise these walks and get dressed up to take supporters on a walk to hear tales of Kinghorn’s dark past…

‘Fundraising is vital to the RNLI with running costs and equipment funded entirely by events and donations.

‘We have 10 stories for this year’s walks with some old favourites featuring, and our volunteers are putting in a tremendous effort to make sure the event is as scary and exciting as possible!

‘There will also be activities in the boathouse including dooking for apples and face-painting, and the spooky lucky dip! After the walk you can relax in the Morgue Café where refreshments will be served.’

The spooky walks will take place on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, starting at 7pm with tours leaving every 15-20 minutes from Kinghorn Lifeboat Station.

Tours can be booked on our online booking page at www.bookings.kinghorn.org.uk or by phoning the boathouse on 01592 890663 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm only on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October where volunteers will be taking bookings. Further details are available online. Adults £6 and Children £4 (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).

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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 on 07771 943026 or at Henry_Weaver@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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