Early Bird Tickets Released for Hospice Christmas Day Dip

St Elizabeth Hospice is once again encouraging the local community to take the plunge for the independent Suffolk charity this Christmas, with the return of its much-loved Christmas Day Dip for 2022.

After Covid-19 restrictions saw the cancellation of the annual hospice Christmas Day Dip in 2020 and adverse weather conditions saw the 2021 dip moved to Easter 2022, the charity has announced the event will be returning to its traditional format on Felixstowe seafront once again this Christmas; with early bird tickets now available to purchase for £9 until 30 November.

Returning for the 18th time, the event will see hundreds of ‘dippers’ don festive outfits before plunging into the icy cold North Sea at Felixstowe to raise vital funds, through sponsorship, for St Elizabeth Hospice which every year delivers free care to over 3,000 patients and their families throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Nichola Whymark, Head of Partnership Fundraising at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Our Christmas Day Dip is such a popular event, full of festive fun and one that is a Christmas tradition for many people.

“It is always so brilliant to see the array of Christmas outfits on display as the local community joins together show their support for the hospice.

“With early bird tickets now available, there is no better time to register and start encouraging friends and family to sponsor you. Every pound raised really will make a difference to our staff as they care for patients and their families throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney during very difficult times in their lives.”

The St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day Dip 2022 will take place on Christmas Day at 10am, opposite Mannings Amusement on Felixstowe seafront. There will be no on the day registration this year so supporters will need to pre-register for the challenge.

Standard registration is £13 starting from 1 December through to midday on 22 December, but early bird tickets for £9 are available until 30 November, while on the day registration will cost £20. Each ticket price includes a medal.

To register for tickets visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/ChristmasDayDip2022 

Funds raised through the Christmas Day Dip will go towards the hospice’s Christmas fundraising campaign, Be a Star, which helps the hospice support hundreds of patients and their families over the Christmas period.

More information can be found by visiting www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/event/christmas-day-dip-2022/ 

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