On Wednesday 25th December hundreds of St Elizabeth Hospice supporters will be taking part in the tenth 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 on the sponsored challenge to raise money for the Hospice and around 500 dippers are expected to mark the event’s tenth anniversary, 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 the tenth one is going to be bigger and better! We hope it will raise over £40,000 to help us to continue to support people in East Suffolk and South Norfolk who have a progressive illness.
“Why not come along first thing, do your dip with friends and family watching, then go home to open your presents and enjoy your Christmas dinner. It’s 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 around £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. Or for more information contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.