Are you brave enough to tackle the Dip with a Nip? CLIC Sargent are calling for those up for it to jump into the North Sea on New Year’s Day.
Clic Sargent, a children’s cancer charity are calling for mad dippers to take part in the eighth annual Stonehaven ‘Dip with a Nip.’
There is no registration fee for the 2016 event, participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100 for CLIC Sargent’s work with children and young people with cancer.
Holly Taylor Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent spoke to us this week about last years events.
She said: “Last year we had about 63 people take part but I would love to get 100 in the water this year. Last year’s total raised was a brilliant £8,569.55. If we can get the 100 people in the water it would be fantastic if we can raise 10k!
“We are delighted to still have our sponsors supporting us this year. They are Cool Gourmet, Dunnottar Wines & Aunty Betty’s. As well Original 106. This year we have again the lovely Jiving Jim from Arbroath coming along with some music to get the blood pumping before the dip.”
Last year saw brave dippers in an array of costumes including popular Disney film Frozen.
Holly added: “As usual registration is free and we ask that people try and raise £100 to take part. £100 could pay for a family to stay three nights in one of our Home from Homes while their child is receiving treatment in hospital. While £170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant given to families to help with the financial pressure of a cancer diagnosis.
“It would be great to see as many people as possible taking the plunge and starting their year by supporting children and young people with cancer here in the North East.
“I am also looking for volunteers to help on the day with registration, marshalling and bucket collection. If anyone is interested in helping for a few hours I would really appreciate it. They should contact me on the details below.”
If you are brave enough to take on the New Years Day Stonehaven Dip with a nip you can register online at http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/stonehaven-new-years-day-dip-2016 or get in touch with Holly by e-mailing Holly.Taylor@clicsargent.org.uk.