Volunteers sought for cold swim

IF YOU fancy braving the cold and doing something different this Christmas, why not head into the icy North sea for an annual charity event?

IF YOU fancy braving the cold and doing something different this Christmas, why not head into the icy North sea for an annual charity event?

At 10am on Christmas Day, hoards of people will be running into the sea at Cobbolds Point in Felixstowe in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

The event raised more than £6,000 last year and organisers are hoping that this year will be bigger and better than ever.

Patsy Johnson, events co-ordinator at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “This is a great chance to do something different on Christmas morning and really work up an appetite for your Christmas dinner!

“You can run in and out again, have a paddle or a full swim in the sea; it is entirely up to you. We also welcome those that want to come along and support the brave dippers.

“Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards as a treat and to warm everybody up. Christmas is a time of celebration and sharing and the Christmas day dip is a great way to support your local hospice at this special time of year.

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“It costs £10 per minute to run St Elizabeth Hospice so every penny raised really will make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families, friends and carers.”

For a registration form or more information regarding the Christmas day dip, contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600, e-mail fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk.

Are you doing something crazy for charity? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk