Spooky walks help boost Kinghorn lifeboat funds

Kinghorn Lifeboat Spooky Walks raised almost �3000 for lifeboat funds
Kinghorn Lifeboat Spooky Walks raised almost �3000 for lifeboat funds

This year’s Kinghorn Lifeboat Spooky Walks event has been a resounding success, raising almost £3000 for the lifesaving charity.

The 10th anniversary edition of the special Hallowe’en event, which ran over three nights, proved a great attraction, with £2900 being taken in for lifeboat funds.

Ten new stories were told to mark the tenth year of the Spooky Walks, with 483 walkers being taken around the Kinghorn harbour area on 23 separate tours.

Lifeboat station personnel, along with many friends of the station turned out to help make the event a great success.

Supporters were held in the ‘Dark Dungeon’ before being taken on the chilling tour and finishing at The Morgue café, which was open for three nights providing spooky refreshments for walkers.

Additional entertainment including dooking for apples and spooky games.

Keith Hay, lifeboat volunteer helmsman, said: “The support of the local community and friends of the station was excellent this year.

“This was the tenth year we have done this event, and it was been our biggest and best yet.

“We had ten new stories, and raised nearly £3000. 
“This money will continue to allow the Royal National Lifeboat Institute to run this essential service; we receive no UK Government funding, but it costs around £385,000 each day to run this life-saving service – and much of this money is raised at events such as the Spooky Walk.

“I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported the event by giving their time over the three nights, and the many other station personnel and local people who helped run the walks and ensured it was such a great success.

“Next year will be Kinghorn Lifeboat’s Golden anniversary, since the station was founded in 1965.

‘‘We are already looking forward to hosting our Golden Spooky Walk!”

The lifeboat fundraising committee is now making preparations for a Christmas Shopping event, which is being hosted by the Kingswood Hotel, Burntisland tomorrow (Friday).

Tickets priced £10 are available from the Kingswood Hotel, Kinghorn Community Centre, Potter About (Burntisland) and the Dragon’s Den.

The night will feature around 25 stalls selling a variety of gifts and goods, perfect for Christmas.

Entertainment will also be provided, including piano tunes and singing as well as magic tricks, and there will be refreshments too.