What are you doing on Christmas morning?

People are being urged to do something cool on Christmas Day - and take a plunge into the icy sea for charity.

FELIXSTOWE: People are being urged to do something cool on Christmas Day - and take a plunge into the icy sea for charity.

Organisers of the event in aid of the St Elizabeth Hospice say hundreds of supporters will take part in the dip at Felixstowe at 9.30am on December 25, but are asking if there are other brave souls who would also like to join in.

Felixstowe town mayor Angel Goodwin was among those who got into the Christmas spirit early with festive costumes by taking a short dip in the chilly North Sea to show people how it should be done and launch registration for the event.

Last year around 100 people took up the challenge to raising more than �19,000 for the hospice.

St Elizabeth Hospice's community fundraiser Patsy Johnson said it was hoped to double the number taking part this year.

She said: “Christmas is a lovely time of year to give something back and remember a loved one.

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“Why not come along first thing, do your dip with friends and family watching, then go home to open your presents and enjoy your Christmas dinner. What a great way to start the festivities.”

This year the dip will take place off the beach opposite Manning's Amusement Park, Sea Road.

The location has moved from Cobbold's Point this year due to tides.

Mulled wine and minced pies will be served afterwards.

The registration fee is �5 per person and participants are asked to raise sponsorship.

For more information contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600, or email fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or visit stelizabethhospice.org.uk to download a registration form.

n. Has the hospice helped you or your family? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk