Dar­ing dip­pers warm to the task

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

FANCY dress fans braved cold weather for a brac­ing Box­ing Day dip.

More than 200 peo­ple took part in the event at Sunny Sands beach in Folke­stone, rais­ing more than £10,200 in spon­sor­ship for about 50 char­i­ties.

Stephen Lowe, of or­gan­is­ers Folke­stone Lions Club, said: “A lot of ef­fort was put in by a lot of the peo­ple.”


The dip­pers just missed the Box­ing Day rain and were given hot tod­dies and a Box­ing Day Dip medal as a thank-you for tak­ing part.

Four awards were given out on the day.

Ewan Ap­per­ley, six, scooped the award for Youngest Dip­per and his­to­rian Alan Tay­lor won the Old­est Dip­per tro­phy.

The Best Dressed In­di­vid­ual award was taken by Si­mon Jones while Reece and Susie McIn­tosh were awarded Best Dressed Group for ap­pear­ing as a witch and war­lock.

From left, James Allen and Scott Mitchell

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