Nippy Dip 2013

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CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, is again appealing for dare-devils across Aberdeenshire to jump into the North Sea this New Year’s Day in aid of children with cancer.

The charity is organising the fifth annual ‘Dip with a Nip’ at Stonehaven Harbour on January 1 2013.

Last year’s event saw 85 brave souls run into the North Sea and raise a staggering £25,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Organisers have began preparations for next year’s plunge into the freezing cold North Sea and this year, preparations are being made to try and reach a target of 100 people taking place and raise a total of £30,000.

The nippy dippers often dress up in fancy dress costumes to raise awareness of the event which sees people from all walks of life shivering in the sea to help save children affected by cancer.

Participants are asked to try and raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship each for the charity

This year the organisers are hoping to try and continue the theme of the previous night’s planned “Open Air in the Square” by getting a range of entertainment in the harbour area.

Dunnottar Wines will donate a bottle of whisky which the over-18 dippers will receive a nip of afterwards to warm themselves up and soup will also be provided.

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CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people, and their families. Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. CLIC Sargent is there to offer care and support every step of the way.