Headline Sponsors for 2018

Our headline sponsors make the event cost neutral, meaning every penny raised by you charging into the sea is used where its needed most.

Preston Redman logo

Online Registrations are now closed for the 2018 White Christmas Dip! 

Don't worry though, you can still join us this year, Just come on down to Bosocmbe Beach, to the right of Boscombe Pier where you can register on the day, Don't forget your Fancy Dress! 

Please ensure you are to the Right of Boscombe Pier BETWEEN 9:45 - 10:00am on Christmas Day as this allows time to be registered, and take a few photos before we charge into the sea at 10:30!

Minimum sponsorship of £10 is required to join in the fun, but it would be amazing if you could collect as much as you can. All donations will be going to a great cause, the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

Our event is open to all ages and all we ask is that you sign a disclaimer indicating that you can swim well enough to feel comfortable joining us in the sea for a quick dip which is avalaible on the day! just head to our site office!

We always look out for each other and Southbourne Surf Lifesaving will be on the beach should anyone need assistance.


We look forward to seeing you for our Charity Christmas morning dip! Don't be late and allow time to park and walk down due to lots of participants & spectators expected.


Tom, John & Neal.

Event Organisers


Before you Click submit read below to ensure you're in for a chance to win £500 CASH on the day!!!

Gale Homes & Investments, a major sponsor of the Dip have pledged £500 cash for a very special prize draw. 

This is how it works:

1. Sign up for the Macmillan White Christmas Dip ... you've almost done this!

2. Set up a Just Giving page for the Dip. You can do that via this link https://goo.gl/XPGMpt (if you have already done this you can skip this bit too).

3. Encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you on your Just Giving page to jump in the icy sea.

HERE’S THE GOOD BIT…. Every Macmillan White Christmas Dip 2018 Just Giving page that has at least £50 raised on it from online donations (not offline) as of Christmas Eve at 5.00 p.m. will qualify and the name of the person whose page it is will be entered into this draw. On Christmas Day when we are at the Dip, one name out of the hat will receive £500 in crisp banknotes. A fantastic start to Christmas day for one lucky winner!

Yet another reason to sign up for this fantastic event!

Terms and Conditions

We want you to have a good laugh and a lot of fun with us on Christmas morning. To help make sure that's exactly what happens we have to have this page with some rules on it, it sounds daunting, but trust me, our number one aim is to ensure everyone is safe & has fun!

Also if anybody gets injured it'll make it harder for them to collect their sponsor money and donate it to the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, and we don't want that!


The details you share through this website are collected by Macmillan Caring Locally and will not be distributed to any other third party. Macmillan Caring locally may however send you news and information to inform you of important information about the event as well as how your sponsorship money is being spent and other events organised by Macmillan Caring Locally that you may be interested in.


We use photography and video to help promote the event and also to create memories for those who take part, this comes from a wide range of sources (including spectators) on a voluntary basis and is not arranged by White Christmas Dip or MacMillan Caring Locally. As well as wide event images there may also be photographers and camera people among participants on the beach. If approached by a camera person we would ask that you participate in good spirits, however if you don't wish to be filmed or photographed just let them know when approached. We do however reserve the right to use footage or images supplied to us where you might be included but are not the main subject eg. Large group shots, in the background and similar situations.

It is not our intention to embarrass participants and anything that is considered embarrassing or which could prove uncomfortable will not be used.


By filling in the online form it is assumed that you have read this page and agreed to the conditions of participation by ticking the checkbox provided. The Tems and Conditions can be sent to you on request.

White Christmas Dip - Organised by Tom Baker, John White & Macmillan Caring Locally



There are inherent risks in any physical activity and this event is no exception. As you would expect the water can be very cold at the time of the event and participating in this activity carries a risk of personal harm, so you need to be aware of any risks to you personally and any conditions you may have that could be exacerbated by this activity and assume personal responsibility for your participation and actions during the event.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in a good physical condition and able to participate in this event and if you have any doubts, then we recommend that you seek qualified medical advice before doing so.

By participating in this event, you fully accept and agree that the organisers or fellow participants or any person associated with this activity will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury to you that may occur during or in connection with this activity.