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RNLI KINGHORN CHALLENGES BRAVE SWIMMERS

08/12/2012

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station is challenging people to take part in the 2013 Kinghorn Loony Dook on 1st January 2013.

The inaugural Kinghorn Loony Dook in 2012 was such a success that it is being organised again for this New Year. Volunteer crew at Kinghorn are looking for as many people as possible to take part in the swim, and to come along and support the RNLI charity.

The 2012 event was very successful, raising £2,500 for Kinghorn Lifeboat Station, when over 30 people took to the water in everything from swim suits to fancy dress.

Lifeboat tractor driver Mark Gowans organised the 2012 swim and was stunned at the number of people who came along to the new event. Mark said, ‘the first ever Kinghorn dook was so successful and raised so much money for the RNLI that we had to do it again. We have sponsorship forms this year so people can get sponsored to take part.

‘The RNLI is funded entirely by voluntary donations, including from events like the Dook, and this is a great way for the fundraising committee at Kinghorn to start their 2013 campaign.

‘The setting of Kinghorn is great; a lovely sandy beach, facilities, and the RNLI lifeboat station. You can also see the Atlantic 85 lifeboat and station.

Sponsorship forms and further details are available by emailing fundraisers@kinghorn.org.uk