Our headline sponsors make the event cost neutral, meaning every penny raised by you charging into the sea is used where its needed most.
Join us for the UK's biggest charity Dip. We need you to charge into the sea in fancy dress with us on Christmas Day morning at 10:30 am (registration from 9.45) and help us to raise £50,000 for Macmillan Caring Locally.
The 2018 dip was our 11th year and we had just short of 1,000 dippers having the time of their lives, being watched and encouraged by thousands of spectators and representatives from national newspapers and television. Have a look at our gallery and videos to see the fun, and persuade your family, friends and colleagues to join you.
This year the organisers have decided to put the funds raised towards 'Brick by Brick', Macmillan Caring Locally's capital appeal to build a new hospice to replace the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch. The Macmillan Unit is seeing three times as many referrals as it was ten years ago, so the current building is not big enough and cannot be economically adapted.
We would love everyone to setup a Just-Giving page, a secure way to collect sponsorship and raise a minimum of £50.00. If everyone raises £50.00 we will reach our target of £50,000 and make a substantial contribution towards the appeal. Once you register we will send you details of how to do this.
We are so proud that since the dip started we’ve raised in excess of £200,000 for the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch Hospital, which has helped so many people in our local area who need specialist palliative care.
Macmillan Caring Locally is not connected or affiliated with the national charities Cancer Research or Macmillan Cancer Support. The local Unit provides specialist palliative care to patients with advanced, progressive, incurable illnesses with complex symptoms. For more information on this, visit our Why We Do It page.
Taking in some sea air and building up your appetite for that epic roast dinner is the best way to start your Christmas Day. Why not join 1,000 of us and charge into the sea and raise money for this amazing cause. You know you want to!
Take a look at our previous years photos/ videos for some costume inspiration and start getting your team together now! #themeyourteam!.. Image Gallery Here