Kinghorn Lifeboat to Host RNLI Fish Supper event

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers are calling on supporters to join them for their Fish Supper event on Saturday 5th October at the Lifeboat Station.

Kinghorn lifeboat on exercise

Kirsty McLachlan

Kinghorn Lifeboat, B-836 Tommy Niven

Our crewmembers regularly get called away from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to go to sea, in often horrendous conditions, and now we are putting out a ‘shout’ for our supporters to join the crew for a fish supper to help raise funds for this essential service.

The event will be held in the boat hall of the Lifeboat Station, starting at 7.30pm, with the suppers served around 8pm.

Crewmember and organiser Mel McGarva said, ‘This will be our fifth Fish Supper in the boathouse, and we’ve been a sell-out every year so far. It would be great to see everyone come along to join us.

‘Bring your family and friends and meet the crew whilst enjoying a fish supper. This year the fish suppers will be supplied by the well-known Valente family of Kirkcaldy.

‘Fish suppers will be served in the boat hall amongst much of the lifesaving equipment; the boat will be moved onto the slipway for the evening.

‘It’ll be a great opportunity to see the kit, speak to the crew and most importantly have fun!

‘Events like Fish Supper raise vital funds for our lifesaving work. Last year, our increasingly busy volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards aided 41,619 people and saved 329 lives.

‘Tickets are £10, and this includes your fish supper. Please bring your own bottle if you need something to wash your supper down! We’ll have cans of juice for sale, as well as tea and coffee.

‘If you can’t make the event, but would like to support the event, you could organise your own fish themed supper party, and raise money for the RNLI in the process. Full details are available at https://rnli.org/fish-supper

Tickets are available for our station supper from Kinghorn Community Centre. They will be available for sale until Friday 4th October.

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
  • The RNLI are encouraging people to sign up to attending or organising their own fish supper in October. Further details are available at https://rnli.org/fish-supper

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or press.officer@kinghorn.org.uk

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789.

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