About the Macmillan White Christmas Dip
In the simplest terms, we charge into the sea on Christmas Day at 10:30am, participants joining in the fun are required to arrive before 10:00am ideally around 9:45am to allow time for parking, registration & safety announcements.
The White Christmas Dip is an annual charity fancy dress Christmas morning dip held on the beach next to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth organised by Tom Baker, John White and Macmillan Caring Locally. Every year the dip begins on the beach, just to the right of Boscombe Pier with hundreds of people donning their wackiest fancy dress lining the shoreline before the big countdown which will see all of them charging into the sea! Why not do something different this Christmas & fill the void before lunch preparation begins by charging into the sea in aid of a local charity, supporting our local area! Our Christmas morning swim is a fantastic excuse for a family outing and healthy sea air on Christmas Day.
Not only is it great fun for the swimmers and thousands of spectators, we also raise much needed funds for Macmillan Caring Locally supporting the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch hospital, which is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for patients in the local community.
We guarantee once you've taken part once you'll be talking about it for weeks & will be keen to sign up for next year! Don't believe us? Give it a go!
Our Christmas Dip is open to all ages!
All we ask is participants give a minimum donation of £5.00 and would encourage swimmers to seek sponsorship from friends, family, employers and businesses by using Just-Giving, where monies get paid directly to the charity, if each "Dipper" raised just £50 in sponsorship we would raise around £50,000 for Macmillan Caring Locally, now thats a life changing amonut of money collectively but gettinga minimum of £50 in sponsorship is an easy feat! Alternatively we can provide you with sponsorship forms should you want one, just drop an email to Tom@whitechristmasdip.co.uk
We are proud to say that every single penny raised goes to Macmillan Caring Locally (and have exceeded £170,000 this year!), which is a very deserving organisation which gives vital care to those affected by cancer from the Macmillan unit at Christchurch hospital. This service is made available around the clock 365 days a year.