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Photos from previous Open Days - 2007 and 2008.


While the 2007 weather was wonderful, it was decidedly duller in 2008 with some downpours.  However as in 2007, a really good day was had by all. A big thank you to all the volunteers and helpers, and also for all the donations which helped make the days so sucessful.


The attached photographs are coutesy of Ross Fisher and Ron Edwards.


Go to our website for more information on fund-raising and the work of RNLI throughout the year.


Neil Chalmers


Lifeboat prepares for rescue



Windsurfer rescued

Return after the rescue

Good time had by all

Stalls and hotdogs from the BBQ


By Ron Edwards

RNLI Kinghorn Lifeboat Open Day
11th July 2009.

This could be your last chance for a good look at 'Frederick Robertson' 

This years Open Day could be your last chance to see (and take photos of) the famous Atlantic 75 lifeboat close up and in action, as plans are afoot to replace the aging lifeboat with a brand new Atlantic 85 lifeboat. The Frederick Robertson has been on station since 1995 and has carried out over 660 rescues and saved over 50 lives.

 

Helmsman Billy McAndrew Said,"The Atlantic 75 has been a fantastic lifeboat, which has proved its worth time and time again and has given Kinghorn sterling service for the past 14 years.  However the newer Atlantic 85 which is set to replace her will be faster, will seat 4 crew and be more comfortable for injured casualties.  We are not sure when the change will happen but it is likely to be within the year, which means that sadly, this will be your last chance to see an historic '75 up close and in action on an Open Day at Kinghorn."


With Weather pundits forecasting a hot summer ahead, keep your diary clear for Saturday 11th July 2009 when Kinghorn will again host an Open Day, featuring stalls, fun, games and food!  A rescue will be performed in front of your eyes and a Helicopter will also carry out a display with the lifeboat (unless anyone needs rescued of course!)

 

So come on down and have a great day out, its FREE, the kids will love it and its all in a good cause, which is to keep the volunteer lifeboat operating in the Forth. The RNLI is a charity which is totally reliant upon donations from the public, but instead of just putting money in a tin, your whole family can enjoy themselves, and you can win some great prizes too!

Press officer Dunc Ormiston, 07905927257

Kinghorn lifeboat Spooky Walks were even more popular than ever in 2009.


 















Keith Hay, volunteer Helmsman  and organiser of the walks said: 'This weekend proved to be the most successful year so far with 355 people attending, including 141 children.  Although not everyone completed the walk....the weather stayed fair and it was unseasonably mild, which probably helped.'


'We received lots of very favourable feedback, with people who had attended before saying that it was very professional and even better than last year!  People seemed to be really up for it this year, with many coming along in fancy dress, which helped to build the atmosphere.'


'As a result of the three nights of walks we have raised £1300 for the RNLI and I know everyone involved would like to thank the public for coming along and providing their support and also the media for their assistance in promoting the charity event.'



Kinghorn Lifeboat.

Read the Kinghorn RNLI Press Release on the first day of the new lifeboat...

Click here.

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