Community Loony Dook raises vital funds for Queensferry RNLI
The brave souls of South Queensferry dipped more than just their toes into the freezing cold waters of the Firth of Forth yesterday (1 January), in the community run Loony Dook!
It was an absolute privilege for Queensferry RNLI to receive a record breaking Loony Dook total of £1500.00 and €25.00 raised by the local community!
Notes to editors
· The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
· The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.
· Queensferry RNLI is based at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB. The lifeboat station was founded in 1967 and the volunteer crew use an inshore Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat Jimmie Cairncross.
· To learn more about the lifeboat station visit; https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/queensferry-lifeboat-station
Photo 1 Volunteer crew members with donors MX Medical at the Loony Dook 2023
Photo 2 Lifeboat 'Jimmie Cairncross' with volunteer crew at the Loony Dook 2023
Photo 3 Volunteer crew with the brave Dookers on the beach
All photos should be credited RNLI/ Queensferry.
RNLI Media Contacts
Julie Dominguez, Lifeboat Press Officer, Queensferry Lifeboat Station, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adele Allan, Lifeboat Press Officer, Queensferry Lifeboat Station, [email protected]
Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]
RNLI Press Office, 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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.