Flamborough seeks Boxing Day dippers

Last year's Boxing Day dip in Flamborough.
Last year's Boxing Day dip in Flamborough.

INTREPID dippers are urged to brave the cold to register for the annual Flamborough Boxing Day dip.

The fourth annual event, which raises money for Flamborough Pre-School, will this year welcome the Flamborough Sword Dancers and organisers are hoping that this year’s dip will create a bigger than ever splash of cash.

Each year the dip has grown in popularity and it has now become part of the festive calendar for the local community, whilst raising more than £1,500 for Flamborough Pre-School last year.

Helen Broadley, committee chairperson at the pre-school and one of the organisers of the event, said: “We want Boxing Day to be a day that local people really look forward to, full of lots of community activity and traditions.

“This year we are inviting you to dip in the fancy dress theme of Nursery Rhyme characters if you wish.

“Whilst sword dancing is an age old tradition, we hope our new tradition of the Boxing Day dip can help create a whole day of community activity and fun.”

This year the Flamborough Sword Dancers have come on board to support the event for the pre-school and they are encouraging local people to head down to South Landing to cheer on the dippers before heading back into the village for their annual Boxing Day tradition, which sees them performing outside each pub in Flamborough in aid of local charities.

To register for this year’s dip, you can collect a sponsorship form from The Old Tuck Shop in Flamborough, or The Rose and Crown pub.

Dippers and spectators are asked to gather at South Landing for 10.45am with the dip starting at 11am. The Longsword Dancers’ tour begins at the Rose and Crown pub in High Street at 12.30pm and then along to the Seabirds pub in Tower Street, the Victoria Club in Chapel Street before finishing at The Royal Dog and Duck.