Veteran East Neuk dookers plan alternative January jump

Kevin Corps
Kevin Corps

Seasoned participants in the East Neuk Dook, who were unavailable for the 2014 leap on Boxing Day, are arranging a separate plunge into the Forth this month.

Among them is event co-founder and one of the best-known figures associated with the occasion, Kevin Corps, who missed the December 26 jump for the first time ever in its 14-year-history, because of work commitments as an instruments technician in Azerbaijan.

But Kevin, and a few others who couldn’t make the main event, will be gathering at Anstruther harbour at noon on January 17 for a rescheduled leap.

The 2014 event raised a record sum of £6500 for the chosen charity, Multiple Sclerosis Fife.

The date for this year’s Dook has yet to be finalised but the effort will be in aid of the RNLI.

Kevin’s wife Fiona explained: “We raise money every five years for the RNLI, as we live in a coastal town and see what these guys do on a regular basis. And also as a huge thank you for all the help and support they (and various others) give us each year with the Dook.”