Kinghorn RNLI 2019 New Year Dook
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Station is inviting everyone to their annual Kinghorn Loony Dook on 1st January 2019 at 11am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available on the Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Facebook page.
Notes to editors
- Kinghorn lifeboat station has been operating since 1965. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/kinghorn
- A video of an Atlantic 85 lifeboat can be viewed at http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/videos/video_detail?articleid=321844&category=®ion=&listing
- The attached photographs show scenes from previous events.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Neil Chalmers, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07767 380274 or email@example.com or Henry Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org or Gemma McDonald on 01738 642956 email@example.com contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.