• Event Details

    Come and join hundreds of other dippers. earning money for their Favourite Charity…dig out your Fancy Dress outfits!
    Organised By Folkestone Lions Club Folkestone Boxing Day Dip
    Sunny Sands Beach Wednesday 26 DEC 2018
    The Mariner The Stade Folkestone Harbour
    The Stade in Folkestone becomes a popular viewing platform for thousands of people as the participants launch themselves into the sea.
    There will be a fancy dress judging competition on the beach 15 minutes before costumes become soaked.
    There will also be commemorative medals for all Dippers who raise money for various charities, local radio coverage and, of course, thousands of spectators to cheer you on!
    For one hour, every year on Boxing Day, hundreds of normally sensible members of the community go totally insane and run into the sea, regardless of how cold it is, and some of them even dress up for the occasion.
    The method behind their madness, though, is the raising of thousands of pounds for local or national charities. The dippers get people to sponsor their lemming-like dash into the sea and the Folkestone Lions pass the monies raised onto the charities nominated by the dippers themselves and other local worthy causes. Each of the dippers gets a hot toddy and a commemorative medal to remind them of the occasion as if the frost-bite and hypothermia werent enough already
    The nominated charity could be their own club, school or community group so this is a great way for local organisations to raise their own funds without having to stage an event themselves.
    Those that want to can dress up and enter the fancy dress competition that takes place for individual dippers, or those taking part as a group. A range of other prizes is awarded as well, especially for the dipper raising the most money!
    For everyone else, it is a great way to recover from the Christmas excesses with a gentle stroll down to the Sunny Sands beach, where they can watch the free spectacle of others getting a soaking in the name of their good causes. Mind you, its a great laugh for all concerned, as well as the spectators.
    Changing Room and Registration Forms at
    The Mariner Folkestone Harbour Pub

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