Cumbrians are being invited to take a dip for charity with the Lake District Calvert Trust’s first New Year’s Day Dip.
Sponsored by Alpkit, the Dip is taking place at Derwentwater at 11 am on 1 January 2023. Places are strictly limited to 200 and can be reserved in advance – click here
“Our New Year’s Day Dip promises to be a great community event and we are inviting everyone to take the plunge – or at least dip their toe in!” said Yvonne Booth, Fundraising Officer for the Lake District Calvert Trust. “The fun will start at 11am and fancy dress is most definitely encouraged! Everyone taking part will also be treated to hot chocolate and cake courtesy of local outdoor retailer Alpkit of Keswick.”
Lake District Calvert Trust instructors and staff will be on hand at Derwentwater to make sure that all ‘dippers’ are kept safe. Safety is paramount and the event is very much a “dip” rather than a serious swim. Wetsuits and suitable footwear are recommended and safety boats will also be on hand.
The New Year’s Day Dip is free to take part in but swimmers are invited to make a voluntary donation to help ensure that children with disabilities continue to benefit from the great outdoors thanks to the amazing work of the Lake District Calvert Trust.
“This event is all about bringing the community together, welcoming in 2023 and having great fun for charity.” Places are strictly limited to 200 and can be reserved in advance – click here