Strawberry Tea Raises Over £600 for Kippford RNLI

A new fundraising event for 2024 saw around 60 people enjoy a delicious strawberry tea in Kippford village hall in aid of the RNLI.


The sun shone for this summer event and visitors were treated to a selection of cakes, scones and strawberries with cream. The fundraising committee worked hard to ensure that everyone was well fed and looked after.


Over £600 was raised for the RNLI with guests paying on arrival. Many people also took time to visit the RNLI shop giving them a very busy day too. As the charity that saves lives at sea the RNLI relies entirely on public donations to fund it’s lifeboats and lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. 2024 marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of the RNLI and the charity hopes to inspire the next generation of lifesavers and supporters whilst taking time celebrate the history and present of the organisation.


Cheryl McLellan, Kippford RNLI fundraising chair said: ‘This is the first time we have organised a strawberry tea and it was lovely to have some sunshine and lots of happy visitors. Last week was Volunteers Week 2024 and I can’t think of a better way to showcase the importance of our volunteers in putting on great events like this to raise money for the RNLI.’


A grateful thanks goes to Tesco for supplying strawberries, Bainloch Deer Park for baking delicious scones and Roan’s Dairy for the milk. Everyone at the RNLI is grateful for the support of local businesses and the community at these events.