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We have started planning this years dip, after last year's success we have a big challenge to keep the Macmillan White Christmas Dip growing at the pace it is! We've got the ideas and are ready to join in the fun, the big question is are YOU?
2015 saw strong winds and rain, but that didn't deter us! We had around 750 people charge into the sea, showing the devotion to the cause, in doing that we have raise just shy of £35,000... with money still coming in! (it's only February when writing this) Hopefully we can officially announce that we've raised in excess of £100,000 soon, with just a small amount needed to cross that milestone!
In 2014 over 600 dippers took to the sea on Christmas morning and we hope to see 800 of you joining us.. we're quickly becoming the largest Christmas Dip but need you to join in the fun too!
The event is now in its 8th year, having raised more than £65,000 in total for Macmillan Caring Locally, the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch hospital, which is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for cancer patients in the local community. We are proud to be the charity's largest annual event and hope that this event will only get larger! Hopefully in the coming years this event will be responsible for raising in excess of £100,000 annually for this charity. We will not reach this target without your help and support so please take an hour of your Christmas Day to remember those who cannot be with us, and do something crazy in memory of them!
Each year we look for sponsors for the event who cover the costs of putting this event on, ensuring every penny you raise is spent in the community, where it really matters! Please take a look at our sponsors page who have helped over the years make this event what it is today, if you're interested in sponsoring this years dip do not hesitate to contact us!
This years challenge is to have over 750 people join us in charging into the sea in a wacky fancy dress outfit! In doing so all we ask is for you to set up a Just-giving page and share it amongst your friends, if everyone who takes part raised just £10.00 that would mean another £10,000 would be donated, which makes a massive difference to the charity!
We hope you decide to take part and we also hope you ask your work colleagues, friends and family to sponsor you either directly or through our just giving page at:
What better excuse to get some fresh sea air and set you up for Christmas dinner. Either take the plunge or just spectate as we charge into the sea to help raise funds for Macmillan Caring Locally.
Register today for the Macmillan White Christmas Dip - visit our 'Come and do it too' page .