Kinghorn RNLI 2019 New Year Dook

Lifeboats News Release

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Station is inviting everyone to their annual Kinghorn Loony Dook on 1st January 2019 at 11am.

Loony Dook 2015 from the lifeboat

RNLI Kinghorn

Loony Dook 2015 from the lifeboat

This will be the eighth year the event has been held, and it continues to grow in popularity year, now attracting nearly 100 ‘dookers’.

The Dook begins at 11am at Kinghorn Beach, with the charge to the water starting near the Lifeboat Station.

Lifeboat crewmember Mel McGarva said, ‘It’s fantastic fun which can include the whole family. There is no entry fee, but of course if you would like to get sponsorship and raise money for the RNLI at the same time, that would be great.

‘It’s always great to see so many people at the beach. It’s a real community event, and great fun too!

‘The lifeboat will launch to look over the event, and you can come along and speak to the crew and find out a bit more about the RNLI.

‘It costs over £1,500 per year to train crewmembers, which is funded by events such as the Dook, with people often challenging themselves to take part!’

Registration for the event starts at 1030am, at the Lifeboat Station on Kinghorn beach. There will be hot tea and coffee available.

Sponsorship forms and terms and conditions are available from Dragons Den, the Lifeboat Station or by emailing fundraisers@kinghorn.org.uk. Further information is available on the Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Facebook page.

Notes to editors

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For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or press.officer@kinghorn.org.uk or Henry Weaver henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk or Gemma McDonald on 01738 642956 gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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