On Thursday 25th December hundreds of St Elizabeth Hospice supporters will be taking part in the annual Christmas Day Dip in the sea off Felixstowe.
Registration has opened so if you are thinking of taking the plunge, sign up today!
Last year over 400 people took up the sponsored challenge to raise money for the Hospice and it is hoped that even more will take a festive dip in the cold North Sea this year.
Many find it a good way of starting Christmas Day, which can be a difficult time for someone who is grieving.
St Elizabeth Hospice’s Events Fundraiser Emily Sullivan said, “Christmas is a lovely time of year to give something back and remember a loved one. The Christmas Day Dip has grown in popularity every year and we hope it will raise over £40,000 to help us to continue to provide local Hospice care for local people.
“Why not come along first thing, do the dip with friends and family watching, then go home to open your presents and enjoy your Christmas dinner. What a great way to start the festivities.”
At 10am when the horn sounds everyone will enter the cold sea opposite Manning’s Amusements on Sea Road.
The registration fee is £5 per person and participants are asked to raise sponsorship. Or participants can opt to pay £10 to receive a Christmas Day Dip T shirt.
Last year the event raised nearly £40,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, an independent charity which costs £9.1 million a year to run to provide services free of charge.
Register online at www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk