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Christmas dip



Are you brave enough to have an early morning dip on Christmas Day?
On Saturday 25
th December hundreds of St Elizabeth Hospice supporters will be taking part in the annual Christmas Day Dip in the sea off Felixstowe. 
Registration has just opened so if you are thinking of taking the plunge sign up today!
Last year around 200 people took up the challenge to raise money for the Hospice and around 300 dippers are expected this year.
 Many find it a good way of starting Christmas Day, which can be a difficult time for someone who is grieving.
At 10am when the horn sounds everyone will enter the cold sea opposite Manning’s Amusements on Sea Road. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served afterwards.
The registration fee is £5 per person and participants are asked to raise sponsorship.
Last year the event raised over £35,000 for the Hospice, an independent charity which is based in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, and costs £6.6 million a year to run. The Hospice relies on the generosity of the local community to meet most of these costs through fundraising.
To download a registration form visit Or for more information  contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600 or by email

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