Dip with a nip raises over £10,000

Dip with a Nip raised just under �11,000 this year
Dip with a Nip raised just under �11,000 this year

A league of superheroes, saltires and pirates greeted the New Year by taking part in the long-standing Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour.

And, so far, they have raised just under £11,000 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

The weather was on their side when 60 nippy dippers braved the North Sea on a bright sunshiny day New Year’s Day, pushing their bodies to the freezing limit at 11.30am to support the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people living with cancer.

Michael Hopkins, 30, said: “This is my fifth and final dip as lead dipper so I’m going out on a high.

“It brings people together all for a good cause and we really got a good turnout.

“I’m delighted to have played a part in helping the charity ensure that children and young people can live their life to the full as much as possible.”

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager Belinda Babin said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many volunteers have made this wonderful contribution.

“The support we have received from the wider community is second to none. We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone in to raising the pounds - every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.”

Picture by Iain Wood.