Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2016

Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip

Hundreds of competitors braved the chilly North Sea to enjoy the annual Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip.

The large crowds on the beach and the many hardy souls who braved the sea were up on last year's count  thanks to the fine and sunny weather of Boxing Day this year.

The event was organised by Newbiggin lifeboat station and it is expected to raise over £680 in donations for the RNLI realised through generous support via sponsorship and donations along with refreshments that were served during the morning in the lifeboat station. In addition many other charities were represented at the event and they will benefit from considerable support also.

Almost 400 dippers took part at around 11.00am as they sprinted into the chilly sea watched by spectators on the beach and promenade. After a few minutes in the sea the dippers all eventually retreated and reflected on their successes.