Well, that’s our Dare2Dip summer nearly done – we have loved seeing so many of you taking the plunge in our pod and lakes and rivers across the region to support CancerCare!
So, what better time to introduce the latest phase of our campaign?!
Dare2Dip…EVERY DAY throughout October!
We wanted to give you a REAL challenge so, if you are into wild swimming or just fancy taking a daily icy bath, you can experience the health benefits of cold water – such as boosting your immune system and your mental health – and raise money for CancerCare doing it!
Join our Dare2Dip Every Day and we’ll give you a fun, activity tracker which you can use to record your achievements throughout the month and share with us so we can shout about how amazing you are on social media! Set up a Just Giving fundraising page and we’ll also give you one of our exclusive, giant Dare2Dip foam hands to show your friends!
There's loads of exciting stuff you could be doing as part of a group, with your family or on your own! Ideas include:
- A quick blast in a cold shower
- Dip in the sea, river or lake
- Dig the kids' paddling pool out of the shed
- Try our cold water therapy pod
Last month, Ann Williams (pictured above) did a dip every day, ranging from simply jumping in some cold water at her home to open water swimming in the Lake District. Ann said the benefits to both her physical and mental health have been enormous and her challenge raised around £800 for CancerCare.
“For those 10 minutes I find I don’t think about anything other than the cold water and I find it completely recalibrates my mind. I come out feeling energised and ready for anything!” said Ann.
Click here to read Ann's full story.
Also, click here to read all about the incredible health benefits of open water swimming and cold water immersion courtesy of our Dare2Dip partners Project Cold who organise hundreds of open water swimming events across north Lancashire each year.
So, what are you waiting for, take the plunge and join the hundreds of people who have already raised thousands of pounds to help real people in our community coping with cancer and grief.