THE sun shone on the 2019 Splash for Cash at Lochore Meadows Country Park when over 40 enthusiasts headed into the loch to raise money for the Benarty Fundraisers.

There were some strange outfits being worn by the Splashers but they all had a great time.

Among them was the Fundraisers' James Fotheringham who said: "For nearly six years now my kids Jay and Maci and myself have been jumping in the Meedies at 12 noon on New Year's Day and Tuesday was no different.

"Raising funds for Benarty Fundraisers to be spent in the local community is something that is really worth doing and on a day like Tuesday it was really good fun.

"There were one or two who failed to show despite the fine weather which was a bit disappointing but over 40 Splashers took to the loch."

The first to the ball, which was thrown in the loch to start the Splash, was Ryan Dryburgh, from Lochore, who is 12 years-old and he won the Splash for Cash 2019 trophy.

Meanwhile the dookers were backed by someone a bit further afield. Soldier Rob Campbell, who is serving with the Army, in Afghanistan, also persuaded some of his colleagues out there to join him dooking in a pool for the Fundraisers and the Ballingry man was delighted with their support and the money he has raised for his home community!

James said: "Rob said he was planning something and it was brilliant that he put a video on our Facebook page which gave us a different view on Splash for Cash from five thousand miles away!

"Then we had Derek Davidson doing his Splash before going to Chicago for his wife's dad's funeral which was really amazing of him so it all added up to an amazing event.

"At the end of it all we have probably raised between £3,000 and £4,000."