RNLI Kinghorn Christmas Shopping Complete

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Fundraising Branch and the local Kingswood Hotel held their Christmas Shopping event, raising £4,120.00 for Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat.

Kingswood's Kathryn Bell behind their stall

Elinor Chalmers

Kinghorn RNLI Shopping Event

The hotel hosted the Christmas shopping event, with 22 stalls offering a wide variety of gifts including art, spirits, jewellery, handbags, beauty products and cosmetics, spirits, handmade gifts, demonstrations and a raffle.

Local ukulele band Uke That performed during the evening, wowing the crowd with their performance. Canapés and drinks were served throughout the evening which was attended by nearly 180 people.

Kinghorn lifeboat fundraising chairperson, Sheona Smith said, ‘The Kingswood Hotel has, as usual, hosted a spectacular event, and in doing so has raised £4,120 for the RNLI. I’d like to say thank you for the generosity of the Kingswood, sponsors, stall-holders and our fantastic supporters.

‘A highlight of the evening was a spectacular belly-dancing exhibition, with our very own mascot Stormy Stan also taking part!

‘It costs around £85,000 per year to run an inshore lifeboat station such as Kinghorn, and this money is raised at events like the shopping evening.

‘Finally, our next event will be our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November in the Church hall.’

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 photographs show 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 Gemma McDonald on 01738 642956 gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Stormy Stan takes part in the belly dancing show

Elinor Chalmers

Belly dancing
A stallholder ready for a busy night

Elinor Chalmers

Kinghorn RNLI shopping event

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