SongWave concert provides huge boost to Kirkcudbright RNLI appeal

A concert has provided a huge boost to a fundraising appeal for work at Kirkcudbright Lifeboat Station.

The SongWave community choir gave three performances of Singing up a Storm to help celebrate the RNLI’s 200th anniversary.

And a retiring collection at the end of each performance raised the grand total of £879.92 to go towards the boathouse extension.

The joyful choir, led by Kate Howard, gave a wonderfully varied concert with a nautical theme. The songs ranged from Dalmatian love songs to the Unst Boat Song, Scotland’s oldest known song, from the fun loving Swimming Song to the poignant Harbour into Amazing Grace with much besides.

Volunteer press officer for Kirkcudbright RNLI, Christine Collins, said: “This is a fantastic boost to our fundraising appeal and it has been heartwarming how the choir has got behind us. Added to that the concert was superb and enjoyed by all who attended.

“Many members of the community are supporting us in lots of ways to fund the new boathouse extension. Kirkcudbright RNLI is very grateful for their contributions which allows our voluntary crew to continue to save lives at sea well into the future.”

Kirkcudbright RNLI is aiming to raise £50,000 towards the £1.2 million cost of carrying out work at the station.

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