New Years Dook Home Challenge for Cancer Research UK


11th December 2020

The New Year’s Day Dook in Arbroath is back for 2021 but just not as we know it. This annual showstopper event has gone virtual for 2021, with a brand new ‘New Years Dook Home Challenge’ event launched just this week.

For many years the Cancer Research UK local Angus Committee have hosted their amazing Dook event on New Year’s Day with hundreds of brave people starting the New Year with a refreshing dip in the sea in a bid to raise life-saving funds for Cancer Research UK. But with the challenges currently faced with the Covid pandemic, it was decided that their regular event would not to go ahead, and so instead the Committee put their minds to a brand new virtual event and fun alternative. This is a great example of just how amazing local fundraisers have adapted and got creative despite the current challenges.

The New Years Dook Home Challenge is your chance to splash, dip and Dook yourself, your way! Take on this brand-new virtual challenge to start the New Year with a cold bath, an ice bucket or simply getting the garden hose out, anything goes and it’s all for a great cause.

The pandemic has caused a devastating loss of funding for cancer research. Following the cancellation of major fundraising events across the country, Cancer Research UK is expecting a staggering £160 million drop in income in the year ahead.

But despite the current challenges the local Angus Committee, continue to show exceptional dedication to Cancer Research UK, and are continuing to fundraise for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Carrie Lennon, Local Fundraising Manager in Dundee and Angus for Cancer Research UK said: “Covid-19 has slowed us down, but we will not stop. Cancer Research UK’s work in to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives but that’s only possible thanks to the commitment of our supporters and volunteers, without whom it would not be possible to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses. It’s thanks to the support of the fundraising public and the amazing community supporters and business partners that we can continue to make a real difference and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

If you are looking for a new team challenge or your next personal challenge to kick start the new year, then sign up to the New Years Dook Home Challenge today! Wash 2020 away, and start 2021 the refreshing way with your very own New Years Dook Home Challenge! Sign up right away at

All proceeds from the event will go directly to Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. If you are unable to take part but would like to make a donation contribution then you can do so through our fundraising page

If you or your business would like to get in touch with me, your dedicated local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK in Dundee and Angus to help you fulfil any fundraising ambitions or bespoke challenges then please don’t hesitate to get in touch: Carrie Lennon 07795564862 or

To keep up to date with the Cancer Research UK Angus Committee you can follow their dedicated Dook facebook page: 

For more information about Cancer Research UK visit 

Cancer Research UK

Every year in Scotland, more than 30,200 people are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We don’t receive government funding for our research, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.

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