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image for Outdoor Event item typeLions Boxing Day Dip at Whitby Town

Outdoor Event, Wed 26 Dec 2018

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

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When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?

It has become somewhat of a tradition in our beautiful little seaside town to enjoy a rather refreshing dip in the North Sea on Boxing Day morning. After all, what better way to cure your late festive blues than participating in the fun and friendly charity event in aid of a charity close to your heart and Whitby Lions which support many local community charities and good causes?

This fun and frantic event has now been running over the last 45 years, seeing numbers soar from a handful of brave local citizens to over 150 eager individuals travelling from far and wide, desperate to run into the wintery ice-cold waves of the North Sea. Although as you’d expect, you are more likely to see the big numbers witnessing the excitement from the side-lines.

The intention is of course that the Boxing Day Dippers get sponsored, with 80% of funds raised donated to the charity of their choice and the remaining 20% helping many local charities which are supported by Whitby District Lions each year. It is also a great opportunity to raise money for a special charity close to your heart to say thank you for all their efforts and support during the year. The Boxing Day has become a traditional family friendly event with many families meeting up after Christmas Day to spending a lovely Boxing Day morning together.

2017 saw over nearly £10,000.00 raised, with this year hoping to raise even more funds for local causes. The event kicks off at 10am on Boxing Day morning, with registration and fancy-dress judging taking place at the Bandstand, followed by a casual jog into the sea.

Registration forms available from The Whitby Pet Shop, 15 Station Square, Whitby.
Whitby Lions would like to thank the St Johns Ambulance Service and Whitby Diving Club for providing safety and medical cover and also to Esk Valley Coaches.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Dec 2018

Contact

Lion Chris or Brian Harrison

Address

Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 1YN

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 898108  Lat: 54.48461 Long: -0.61539

By Road:
Accessed from the A174 or A171 north, the A171 south from Scarborough, the A169 west from Pickering.

By Public Transport:
Whitby can still be reached by rail on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough and from Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, connecting to the former line at Grosmont.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality