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The Big Dip Fundraiser

1 January 2024 @ 7:15 am - 10:15 am

sunrise dip

Start the new year with a Big Dip – a Sunrise Dip on New Year’s Day

Start the new year with a clear head, burst of energy and a renewed sense of confidence to make the new year a great one. Take part in a sunrise dip on 01 January 2024, New Year’s Day and raise money for Blossome CIC. All proceeds help fund programmes for all affected by someone’s alcohol dependency or addiction.

A cold water dip is celebrated as a great way to start the New Year. Awaken your whole body, mind and soul with a sunrise swim in the sea at Walton On-the-Naze, Essex.  Join us for an early morning sunrise dip followed by hot drinks and a full cooked pancake and maple syrup breakfast at a beach hut. This is an experience for the memory books and the best way to start the new year. Your event ticket provides you with:

  • A flotation device that you can keep
  • Bottomless hot beverages
  • Delicious hot pancake and maple syrup breakfast

Please aim to fundraise £150. All money raised will go towards funding the Blossome 12-week Summer self-care programme.

Why Take part?

Cold water swimming offers so many mood-boosting benefits. It’s amazing for your mental health. We can get so caught up in the busyness of our lives or caught up in the blows that life has dealt us that we forget to take care of ourselves. This dip will help you take time for yourself, do someting differnt for New Year’s Day, and start the new year with a remarkable experience. No matter what is happening in your life, use this time for you.

  • Connect with your heart and others
  • Feel joy in the moment
  • Smile and laugh out loud
  • Enjoy a short mindfulness practice
  • Feel the cold water rejuvenate your body, mind and soul
  • Start the New Year watching the sunrise and feeling your whole body, mind and soul bursting with energy

You may be pleasantly surprised about what you find inside yourself, and your ability to feel happy at any moment. And you just might make some new friends too. Book your ticket and please give. ❤️

The benefits of cold water swimming are well documented. You can read more about how cold water swimming helps mental wellness in this article.

The sunrise swims take year round at sunrise. These are ticketed events and can book your ticket on this page. Dates and times will vary in order to swim when the tide is appropriate for swimming!

At sunrise!

We will enjoy a cold water dip in the sea just by the beach hut. We only stay in for a maximum of 10- 30 minutes, depending on the water temperature and time of year. You can just dip your toes in the first time or watch. No pressure. Just being there is fun and helps you feel alive just taking in the sunrise.

The swims are suited to everyone. It’s about taking in the moment, not being an experienced swimmer. I just float!  You can also part and learn more about the practice so you can do more open water swimming. You might just get hooked.

After our swim, we will retreat to The Red Beach Hut, a cosy base to come back to, ready with hot drinks, and a delicious breakfast to refuel our bodies after the swim. Sit, relax and enjoy a wonderful view. ❤️

We serve delicious, warm Canadian pancakes with maple syrup, a selection of fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, orange juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

We do our best to cater to all dietary requirements and offer oat milk and gluten free pancakes. Please let us know your dietary requirements and food allergies at the time of booking.

We have a supply of flotation devices, thermal water socks and thermal gloves which you can use . Please let us know on your booking form if you would like to borrow some.

Wetsuits are recommended between November – April as temperatures drop. We do not have a supply of suits to borrow (not yet).

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1 January 2024
7:15 am - 10:15 am
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Blossome CIC
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Red Beach Hut, Walton-on-the-Naze
D8 Southcliff
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8EJ United Kingdom
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