Now in its 14th year, with 55 individual dips under their belt the SOUTHERN DIPPERS are pleased to announce the 2015 New Years Day Dips.
To date the SOUTHERN DIPPERS have raised in excess of £37,000 for a number of charities over the years and the group are happy to announce the 2015 chosen charity will be for MANX BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. 2014 saw some of the stormiest weather to hit the Island in 50 years and for the first time in its short history, Chapel Beach had to be cancelled but Port St Mary’s Harbour was done twice. The group has grown from the 7 in 2002 to well over 200 dippers for the finale at Port Erin last year, where creative fun fancy dress is the order of the day and a swift hot/cold drink in the nearest hostelries. The landlords have always been so welcoming considering their late night New Year’s Eve events but every year they welcome us back. This year one of the original 7 swimmers, Paddy Croft opens the doors of THE FISH HOUSE after the first swim for a cup of his famous fish soup. Kay, Pat and Hannah at the Albert are on hand to serve refreshments at the Albert after the 2nd swim. Mark, Debbie and Andy at the Shore provide Hot Chocolates and home made cookies for the 3rd swim at Gansey whilst Debbie, Martin, Marcel, Matt and team welcome everyone to the finale outside the Bay Hotel for the final lunge! This years cash prizes for best fancy dress are being donated by Marcel Ltd. The theme is open so be as imaginative as you dare! Sponsors for this years dip, without who this would not be possible are POKERSTARS/DOMICILIUM/SURE MOBILE/THE FISH HOUSE/QUINE&CUBBON/SOUTHERN CHRONICLE Sponsor forms will be available from the Event Organiser and SURE MOBILE Port Erin Office (including a SURE goodie bag) and THE FISH HOUSE Port St Mary. Bucket collections will take place at all the entry points. SOUTHERN DIPPERS are always looking for sponsors to come on board and help safeguard the worthwhile fundraising in this novel fun way. Any interested parties please contact Lenny Conroy below. Times of the swims are as follows : 0930hrs Chapel Beach Port St Mary Retire to THE FISH HOUSE with Paula and Paddy 1015hrs Inner Harbour Port St Mary Retire to Albert Hotel with Kay, Hannah and Pat 1100hrs Gansey Beach Port St Mary Retire to Shore Hotel with Mark, Debbie and Andy 1145hrs Fancy Dress Port Erin Beach Retire to Bay Hotel with Debbie, Martin, Marcel, Matt 1215hrs Prize presentation at Bay Hotel PLEASE NOTE CASTLETOWN ALE DRINKERS HAVE MOVED THEIR SWIM BACK TO 1000AM Further info from Event Organiser Lenny Conroy (Also send any pics/video from previous years) email@example.com Mob 07624 461245 Primrose House, St Marys Rd, Port Erin IM96JJ A very Ltd Edition t-shirt £8 can be pre-ordered at this email for collection on the day with proceeds also going to MBCSG PLEASE NOTE CUT OFF TIME TO ORDER IS SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER IN ORDER TO GET THEM PRINTED IN TIME Email shirt size,contact name/address to firstname.lastname@example.org Southern Dippers would like to thank Southern Chronicle for sponsoring the signage,Quine and Cubbon for all printing requirements and Martyn Cain for yet another creative design for free.