Dookers splash the cash!

editorial image

Arbroath’s daring dookers raised more than £1,000 last week for charity when they took to the North Sea for the town’s traditional Ne’er Day Dook.

On January 1 over 100 dookers took an icy dip in the sea next to the Lifeboat Shed in aid of Cancer Research
UK.

They were piped into the water by Jack Newth of the Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band as hundreds of spectators cheered them
on.

Dook organiser Alana Loudon said: “The fifth Cancer Research UK New Year Dook was a great success with over 100 dookers plunging into the North Sea in very challenging conditions in another exciting Dook!

“On behalf of the Angus committee we would like
to say a huge thank you
to the RNLI, absolute stars; Jack Newth, our intrepid
piper; Brian and Ross, ever smiling St Andrew’s Ambulance volunteers; Morag,
Allen, another Morag and other bucket collectors,
looking good in your sashes; Glencadam Distillery, Brechin, never was a dram so needed; the helpers, the press, the spectators, we really appreciate the support; and last but not least the brave, or crazy you decide,
dookers.

“The total so far is over £1,100. Thank you and well done.”

Anyone with sponsorship money that needs collected please contact alanaloudon@hotmail.co.uk

A sweatshirt was also left at the dook, the owner should contact Alana on the above email address.