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Dook fund-raiser sets new record

The 2014 dookers presented their cash totalling �3,899.79 to Cancer Research UK in the Lifeboat Shed on Tuesday evening. It was gratefull accepted by Richard Cowie from the charity, who is seen standing centre front, with organisers, lifeboat crew, Lifeboat Guild ladies and some who took part on the day.

The 2014 dookers presented their cash totalling �3,899.79 to Cancer Research UK in the Lifeboat Shed on Tuesday evening. It was gratefull accepted by Richard Cowie from the charity, who is seen standing centre front, with organisers, lifeboat crew, Lifeboat Guild ladies and some who took part on the day.

Angus Local Committee for Cancer Research UK was delighted to announce a record breaking Dook this year on Tuesday evening.

A total of 164 hardy ‘Daft Dookers took to the sea on New Year’s Day and raised the wonderful amount of £3,469.79 for Cancer Research UK.

The sum was revealed at the lifeboat shed and organiser Alana Louden commented: “The Dook was challenging this year due to the very high seas but this seems to have added to the fun and excitement of the event.

“The committee members are very grateful to the RNLI for their support, making sure all the Dookers were able to dook safely.

“The event captures people’s imagination and we had Dookers of all ages dressed in various onesies, as nuns, pirates and even one brave soul in a bikini!

“As the Dook happens on New Year’s Day we keep to tradition and are piped into the sea by Jack Newth.

“The committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and for helping to make the Dook 2014 such a great success.”

She concluded: “The Cancer Research UK Dook is now firmly established and we are looking to make next year’s Dook bigger and better.

“Please contact me at alanaloudon@hotmail.co.uk for information about signing up for Dook 2015.”

Cancer Research UK was formed in 2002, following the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, first established back in 1902.

It is now the biggest single independent funder of cancer research in Europe, supporting the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years.

Every day in the UK there are more than 400 people diagnosed with cancer who will survive the disease for more than 10 years thanks to research.

The charity receives no government funding for research. Its life-saving work relies on the money you raise or donate.

Cancer Research UK funds research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, it supports groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.

A spokesperson stated: “We are committed to funding cancer research of the highest international calibre.”

 

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