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KINGHORN RNLI CHALLENGES GOLDEN SWIMMERS

16/12/2014

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station is challenging people to take part in the 2015 Kinghorn Golden Loony Dook on 1st January 2015.

This popular event, now in its fourth year, has grown every year since its inception and now attracts nearly 100 ‘dookers’. The station is now looking for as many people as possible to take part in the 2015 swim, which will kick off the station’s Golden Anniversary year as it celebrates 50 years of service to the local community.

The dook begins at 11am at Kinghorn Beach, with the charge to the water starting at the middle slipway, outside Kinghorn Sailing club this year.

Event organiser and lifeboat tractor driver Mark Gowans is keen to see even more people take part in 2015.

Mark said, ‘I am looking forward to the dook, and it’ll be great to start our 50th year celebrations with this dip in the Forth, I promise all other events in 2015 will be much warmer!

‘The station is at the heart of the community and is run and supported by volunteers from Kinghorn and beyond. This fantastic support is essential to the station and the service provided. It would be great to see as many people as possible ‘first-footing’ the station and meeting some of the team.

‘The Kinghorn station has had another busy year with nearly 40 callouts so far. This service doesn’t come cheap though with stations like Kinghorn costing around £85,000 per year to run; money which comes solely from fundraising and donations.

‘If you would like to help raise funds for the RNLI when taking part in the Dook then you can get sponsorship, however, this is not compulsory and everyone is welcome to take part!’

The event starts at 11am, at the Lifeboat Station on Kinghorn beach.

Sponsorship forms are available from Kinghorn Community Centre or online at www.Kinghorn.org.uk and further details are available by emailing fundraisers@kinghorn.org.uk