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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Station is looking forward to a bracing New Year when they hold their fifth annual Kinghorn Loony Dook on 1st January 2016.

After a very busy 2015 celebrating the Station’s Golden Anniversary, it’s now time to cool down and relax with a New Year’s Day dip at Kinghorn Beach, and it would be great to welcome as many people as possible to join in the fun!

This increasingly popular event has grown every year since its inception and now attracts nearly 100 ‘dookers’.

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

Event organiser and lifeboat tractor driver Mark Gowans is keen to see even more people take part in 2016.

Mark said, ‘The Dook is a great way to start the new year, and 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.

‘If you would like to help fundraise for the RNLI charity whilst taking part, that would be great; however, this is not compulsory and everyone is welcome to take part.

‘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!’

The event starts at 11am, at the Lifeboat Station on Kinghorn beach. There will be hot tea and coffee available.

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