Will you be braving the Dip?

Getting ready to brave the waters at the Flamborough Boxing Day Dip in 2011.

Getting ready to brave the waters at the Flamborough Boxing Day Dip in 2011.

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It’s a tradition that’s become a firm favourite for all those brave – or crazy – enough to take the plunge into the ice cold waters of the North Sea.

The Flamborough Boxing Day Dip returns for a seventh year on Saturday when fundraisers in fancy dress will be sure to make a splash at South Landing Beach once more.

Reader John Boughen shared this picture from the Flamborough Boxing Day Dip in 2011.

Reader John Boughen shared this picture from the Flamborough Boxing Day Dip in 2011.

Reader John Boughen shared these pictures from the 2011 event with us, saying he was pleased to hear it was going ahead again.

Since the first dip was held in 2009, the annual event has raised much-needed funds for Flamborough Pre-School.

Last year’s event drew a crowd of more than 150 people who turned out to watch dozens of dippers wade into the waters.

One former Flamborough woman, 22-year-old Hannah Emmerson, even returned from Australia to take part.

Pre-school committee chairwoman Carrie-Ann Taylor said: “Each year the event has grown in popularity and we are delighted that it has now become part of the festive calendar for the local community whilst helping raise vital funds for our village pre-school.

“Our aim is for Boxing Day to be a day that everyone really looks forward to, full of lots of community activity and traditions.”

The dip starts at 10.45am and is followed by festivities in the village.

The Longsword Dancers perform throughout the village from noon, finishing at the Ship Hotel at 3pm.

Everyone is welcome to take part and fancy dress is optional.

Sponsorship forms are available from the Ship Hotel, Flamborough or the Old Tuck Shop.

• Are you planning to take part in this year’s event? Email newsdesk@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk to share your pictures and videos with us.