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Santa’s Running For RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station crew members are looking for Santas to run in their inaugural Santa Run and help raise funds for the RNLI.

Kinghorn crewmembers launch their new Santa Run

RNLI/Neil Chalmers

Kinghorn Santa Run

This new event is for the whole family, and will take place at Kinghorn golf course on Saturday 26th 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 coffee morning will be open until noon in the Church Hall, where refreshments and mince pies will be available.

Event organiser, and volunteer crewmember, Richard Malcomson said, ‘We would love to see lots of people taking part in this new event. 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.

‘We would encourage you to take part, and if you would like to raise money for the RNLI at the same time, we have an event page where you can track our fundraising progress; we have set a £500 target for this first event.

‘Please visit Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat’s Facebook page for more information, where there are entry details and our fundraising page. Alternatively, you can get entry forms from Kinghorn Community Centre. 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 elf 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.’

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 show the Santas getting ready
  • 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 press.officer@kinghorn.org.uk or Richard Smith on 07786 668903 or at Richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk or Henry Weaver henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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