Take a dip with a difference

Are you brave enough to take a dip in the cold North Sea on Christmas morning for your local hospice? Join hundreds of other supporters as they take a dip in the icy water on Christmas morning to raise vital funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Catherine Sheppard, St Elizabeth Hospice’s

Join hundreds of other supporters as they take a dip in the icy water on Christmas morning to raise vital funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Catherine Sheppard, St Elizabeth Hospice’s events and challenges fundraiser, said: “The Christmas Day Dip is in its 13th year and it’s still such a popular event, with around 400 people lining the beach each Christmas morning ready to take the icy plunge!  There’s always such a great atmosphere at the event, not only with the hundreds of people taking part, but with the thousands who turn out to watch. A lot of people do it in memory of their loved ones who were cared for by the hospice, and all the sponsorship money raised from the event goes towards improving life for local people living with a progressive illness.” Brand new for this year is a

Brand new for this year is a zumba warm up to get all dippers warmed up before they enter the icy sea! For the first time, the age has also been lowered to ten, so more families can take part together.

Be part of the festive fun and sign up now at www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/dip or you can sign up from 8.30am on the day. Every participant will receive a festive, fun Santa hat for their dip and a well-deserved medal at the end.

St Elizabeth Hospice provides vital care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families every year. It costs millions of pounds a year to run the hospice and they rely on fundraising events, donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of these costs.

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