New Years's Day Dip


Traditional New Year's Day dip in Scarborough South Bay.

It has been going for over 20 years, and more than a hundred people generally take part.

It is to raise sponsorship money for charity, a quarter of which goes to the Scarborough Lions.

Its Vice-President, Rob Hunter, said:

"We have collections at Christmas, we have the New Year's Day dip, we have collections are Easter and fundraising events going throughout the year; and all the money that comes in, goes back into the local community.

We don't use any, we pay all our own expenses so every single penny that comes in, ends up somewhere in the local community again."

The club's expecting people from all over Yorkshire, Humberside, Tyneside and more to participate in the event.

Rob explains why people decide to come to Scarborough to do the dip:

"I think it's actually probably the challenge; because really what we're asking them to do is get sponsored to dive into the coldest sea; probably short of the Arctic ocean in the whole of the world, and get wet and cold and get paid for it to help charities."


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New Year's Day Dip

Type:Community Event

Scarborough South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD
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Event (1 Jan 2024)

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