St Elizabeth Hospice announces Easter Sunday as new date for fundraising dip

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced 17th April (Easter Sunday) as the new date for its fundraising dip following the postponement of its popular Christmas Day Dip, due to adverse weather conditions, last year.

Returning for the 17th time, the event will see hundreds of ‘dippers’ don an array of fancy-dress and vibrant outfits, with the hospice encouraging Easter themed outfits for this occasion. The dippers will then plunge into the icy cold North Sea at Felixstowe beach to raise vital funds, through sponsorship, for the hospice, which every year delivers free care to over 3,000 patients and their families throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

The event will take place at 10am, opposite Mannings Amusement on Felixstowe seafront, on 17th April, with all previously registered ‘dippers’, for the Christmas Day Dip 2021, being eligible to take part.

Becky Jedrzejewski, Events and Challenges Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We are so pleased to announce a new date for all our loyal supporters and ‘dippers’ to take part in our popular fundraising dip in the North Sea.

“We were very sad to have to postpone the dip on Christmas Day, but due to the high winds and safety advice from Felixstowe Volunteer Coastal Patrol Rescue Service, this was the correct decision to make in order to ensure the safety of our supporters.

“We hope our supporters will be able to join us along Felixstowe seafront on Easter Sunday and we thank them for their patience, while we have been reorganising a new date for the event.” 

There will be no on the day registration for the event, but there are 80 new places available which can be pre-registered by visiting the following link https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/EasterDayDip.  

All funds raised will go towards St Elizabeth Hospice and its services through East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney. For more information about the independent Suffolk charity please visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/

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