Hi my name is Roma Peakman....
I am the 2015 Eyemouth Herring Queen and as part of my role, I am happy to organise a fundraiser to help raise festival funds.
Last year the whole festival cost £22,573.28 to put on, £18k for EHQ and the rest is other events that they hold for everyone throughout the year.
This year myself and my maids Caitlin, Beth, Lia and Chloe are doing a sponsored dip in Eyemouth bay at noon on Boxing Day.
The festival relies solely on fundraising and grants to survive, which is has done for the last 71 years. This money will go towards helping to provide a week of free events for the people of Eyemouth and beyond. The festival also donates money to other local organisations.
All the committee are volunteers and give their free time to organise this for everyone so please give what you can. Feel free to come along and cheer us on.
Also, a lot of the committee, my friends and family are joining me for a "dook" on the day, so that'll be worth a laugh !! You can sponsor us here or find someone who has a sponsor sheet and give them the money direct.
Thank you in advance.
71st Eyemouth Herring Queen