Volunteers take the plunge for RNLI

KIRA DOWNIE AND ANDERS BLIX ENTER THE WATER AT THE BROCH HARBOUR.. (THOMSON/BROWN)
KIRA DOWNIE AND ANDERS BLIX ENTER THE WATER AT THE BROCH HARBOUR.. (THOMSON/BROWN)

Volunteers took to the cold waters of Fraserburgh Harbour on Boxing Day to raise money for the local RNLI.

Thirty four volunteers took to the waters and over 100 people came to cheer them on in the Boxing Day event.

The funds raised from the event will go towards the annual SOS appeal and new life jackets for the Fraserburgh Lifeboat crew.

Victor Sutherland, Fraserburgh Lifeboat coxswain said: “The swim went really well and everyone who took part did a great job.

“Thirty four people took part this year which was brilliant considering the first year we did the swim we only had eight volunteers who took part.

“We had around 100 people spectating who cheered on the volunteers as they took to the waters,

“It was a beautiful day around 12-13 degrees and the water was 6 degrees which was a lot warmer than last year for the swimmers although was still a bit cold.

“We are unsure of the total raised so far as we have still to count sponorships but the collection raised on the day amounted to £527 which is brilliant.

“It was an overall success and we can’t thank everyone enough both those who took part and those who came down to support the event.

Victor also said he will announce the final amount raised for the SOS appeal and the life jackets at the end of January.