37th New Year’s Day Fancy Dress Charity Waterski Event

Loch Lomond Waterski Club hosted the 37th New Year’s Day Fancy Dress Charity Waterski Event on the first day of 2022.

The event, supported by Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond Seaplanes, the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat and Inchmurrin Island Lodges saw participants gather at Cameron House Marina before taking to the chilly waters this year in aid of Cancer Research.

Starting in the 1980s with just a few brave souls venturing out and the event has grown in popularity each year and is very important to the club. Apart from anything else, it gets members out of their beds on the 1st of January.

Each year the club chooses to raise funds for a different charity. On this year’s choice, David Henderson told the Daily Record:

“We have lost three former committee members to cancer within the last 18 months. Because of that, we decided to run the event in aid of Cancer Research.”

Almost £500 was collected on the day and with skiers having until the end of January to submit any funds raised it is likely another good total will be achieved this year.  Last year, the group raised almost £3000 through the event for Alzheimer Scotland.

Pictured Marion Kane as Buzz Lightyears waterskiing on New Years Day. Photograph by Martin Shields www.martinshields.com

The event has again received significant local media coverage as wells as being covered nationally by the Daily Record online.

The prize of dinner for two, generously donated by the Boat House Restaurant, awarded for the Best Dressed was won by David Cavana as Rocket Man. The winner of the prize for Most Money Raised – a seaplane flight for two – won’t be known until the end of the month.

Congratulations to all who took part!