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Boxing Day Dip 2016

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin's annual Boxing Day Dip takes place in Newbiggin Bay at 11.00am.

The dash into the bay

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2015

Newbiggin RNLI Lifeboat Station will be hosting this year's Boxing Day Dip in Newbiggin Bay. The event will take place at 11.00 from the promenade adjacent Bridge Street on the seafront. Anyone interested in taking part can obtain a registration form from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station any Sunday between 10.00am and 1.00pm otherwise they will be available on the day of the dip at 10.30am both in the Lifeboat House and on the promenade adjacent Bridge Street.

Refreshments will be available in the lifeboat station during the event.

Sponsorship forms to raise funds for the RNLI are also available in the lifeboat station - BUT also, anyone wishing to raise money for their own chosen charity is encouraged to join us at the Boxing Day Dip.

Further information is available on Sunday mornings from the Lifeboat Station or call 01670 817320.

ENDS

 

For further details please contact 01670 817320.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Alison Levett RNLI Media Relations Manager North on 07786 668912 or alison_levett@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.
Its cold in the sea

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2015
Crowds in the sea enjoy the event

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2015

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