DEDICATED supporters of a national lifesaving charity raised thousands of pounds for the cause at a glittering Inverkip fundraiser. 

Members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Inverkip, Wemyss Bay, and Skelmorlie branch organised an evening of entertainment in The Chartroom at Kip Marina. 

The event celebrated 200 years of the RNLI and generated an amazing £4,000 for the charity. 

On the night, RNLI volunteers modelled Kip Chandlery outdoor and performance clothing, and there were games and raffles. 

Entertainment was provided by 10 Strings. 

Organisers thanked Norman Burniston, Dave Currie, Moira Givens, Caroline Scott, Anna Mackay, Ross and Bruce Benson, and compere Kevin Blamire. 

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They also thanked Kip Marina, sponsors Motor Manicure, Direct Roofing, and Pearson of Wemyss Bay, and every business and individual who supported and sponsored the event. 

Local RNLI branch committee member Dorothy Stewart said: "Whether you're a leisure sailor,  you or a family member earn a living from the sea, or your daughters or grandsons are paddleboarders, if you need help on the sea, the lifeboat will answer your call. 

"We are so lucky to have tremendous support here in the three villages, and this year we decided to do something a bit bigger for this special anniversary year.

"We're delighted with how much we've raised."