Dookers present charity cash

The proceeds from this year's New Year dook were presented on Thursday. Pictured are, from left - Neil Swankie, RNLI; Richard Cowie, Cancer Research UK; Ruby Wales, youngest dooker aged seven; Hilda Valentine oldest dooker aged years and Ron Churchill, RNLI.
The proceeds from this year's New Year dook were presented on Thursday. Pictured are, from left - Neil Swankie, RNLI; Richard Cowie, Cancer Research UK; Ruby Wales, youngest dooker aged seven; Hilda Valentine oldest dooker aged years and Ron Churchill, RNLI.

OVER £3,000 was officially handed over to Cancer Research UK yesterday (Thursday) thanks to the Arbroath New Year’s Day dook.

The annual event, which sees brave dookers taking a dip in the freezing sea on the first day of the year, was the biggest one ever this year.

Assisted by the Arbroath RNLI crew, the dookers took a quick swim in the water around the lifeboat station to raise money for the charity.

And yesterday Richard Cowie from Cancer Research UK accepted the proceeds of the dook, which amounted to £3,416.73.

Presenting the cheque was the youngest dooker, Ruby Wales (7) and oldest particpant 74-year-old Hilda Valentine.

Pictured, from left are - Neil Swankie, RNLI; Richard Cowie, Cancer Research UK; Ruby Wales youngest dooker at seven years; Hilda Valentine, oldest dooker 74 years and Ron Churchill, RNLI.