New Year's Day Dip

New Year's Day Dip

Will you brave the icy waters of the Irish Sea for this years New Year’s Day Dip? Thanks to Holly McGuire for the photo from a previous New Years Day Dip

Tuesday 1 January 2019 at 8.30am

Meet at 8:30am and dipping at 8:45am

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The Fleetwood FKC New Year’s Day Dip

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The New Year’s Day Dip will be taking place at Fleetwood Kite Club again on New Years Day, 2019.

It’s not an ‘official event’ just a general meet. Therefore dippers and spectators are all very welcome but take part at their own risk. This is obviously a weather dependent event

Unfortunately it’s earlier than usual due to tide times. There’s plenty of car parking opposite the Mount pub in the sunken car park.

Meet at Fleetwood Kite Club on the beach across from The Mount Hotel. There are changing facilities at the Kite Club where you can get dry and warm afterwards.

Be there – bright and breezy! Please spread the word and get involved.

A seaside tradition

Organised by Fleetwood Kite Club, the New Years Day Dip is a fairly new tradition in Fleetwood. It started in the 1990’s and is growing every year.

Some swimmers will wear fancy dress. There are no rules other than no wetsuits allowed. There’s no minimum time of how long you have to stay in the sea for – other than you have to get wet!

It’s a great way to start the new year – hopefully the weather will be kind. It’s a fun event to raise much needed funds for great causes.

It’s also popular in other coastal locations around the UK and an increasingly common way to herald in a new year for those of us who live by the sea.

New Years Day Dip for Charity

The New Year’s Day Dip has raised money for various causes over the years. Feel free to use the event as a way to raise money for a charity close to your heart.

Karen Kirkbride is doing the New Year’s Day Dip to raise £400 to help fund a baby garden at Poulton crematorium, and to support Joel’s Chasing Rainbows group.

Karen’s baby was born sleeping so she knows exactly what this loss feels like. She’s raising money for a baby garden at Poulton cemetery, so that bereaved families have a safe place to go and remember their baby, whether it was yesterday or 40 years ago.

They’re also raising money for a new local charity called Joel’s Chasing Rainbows. It’s for families who need support after the loss of their baby.

You can donate to Karen’s New Years Day Dip fundraising here

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