Good for mind, body, spirit and charity

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Do you like to start your New Year with a splash? Perhaps a fresh start is in order to welcome 2016. Sometimes a shock to the system is needed?

In that case, why not go down to Arbroath Lifeboat Station on January 1, 2016, for the sixth annual Ne’ers Day Dook and help out a good cause at the same time?

The Dook raises funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK and last New Year the hardy dookers raised a grand total of £1100 on the day, eventually going up to £2950. Not only will you be helping a great cause but you will also be blowing away all the cobwebs of the last year!

Chair of the Arbroath branch of Cancer Research UK and Dook organiser Alana Loudon said: “I would encourage people to take part in the New Year’s Day Dook, not only to support such a worthwhile cause, but to start the New Year by doing something a wee bit different, something that makes you feel exhilarated and ready to take on 2016! Dooking gives you a great feeling of achievement, it’s really exhilarating and more importantly fun!”

The Dook takes place at 2pm on January 1, beside the Lifeboat Shed, and registration is now open with early birds who sign up before November 30, getting a £5 discount. All Dookers receive a commemorative T-shirt. For details or registration forms visit or contact