The annual ‘Festive Dip’ this year falls on New Years Eve, it sees hundreds of people line up on the shore and brave the cold water to raise money for Rhyl RNLI.
Photo: RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165
The 2017 Festive Dip proceeds will go to the new £2.2 million Shannon class lifeboat for Rhyl.
Last year, Leesa Harwood, the charity’s Community Lifesaving and Fundraising Director and David Squires, Deputy Chairman Trustee of the RNLI’s Operations Committee announced to the volunteers that Rhyl had been allocated one of these state of the art lifeboats.
Rhyl RNLI Coxswain, Martin Jones said:
‘This is best news we as a station could hope for – to be allocated the new Shannon class lifeboat, it’s like Christmas has come early for Rhyl RNLI. This will be an exciting new chapter in the station’s 170 year history. As a crew, we would like to thank the charity for their faith in the station as we look into the future.’
Photo: Shannon class lifeboat taken by Dave James
Last year the event raised over £3000 for Rhyl Lifeboat.
Many people who decide to brave the cold water do so in fancy dress, others simply go in just swimming shorts or swimming costumes. Rhyl RNLI ask for a suggested donation of £5 to take part.
This year Splash Radio Wales Kev Hamilton and Stacey-Louise will both be partaking in the annual dip, to help raise money for the £2.2m Shannon class lifeboat.
Photo: Stacey-Louise and Kev Hamilton from Splash Radio Wales
You can take part by either registering online, or simply turning up on the day outside of Rhyl Lifeboat’s Station, next to the Rhyl Events Arena, registration opens at 9am with the Dip starting at 10:30am.
More information can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rhyllifeboat/ or at https://www.rhyl-lifeboat.co.uk