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New Year's dips 'make such a difference' for Manx charities

Beach Buddies and Breast Cancer Now team up for Douglas event

Supporting Manx charities by taking part in New Year's Day Dips can make 'such a difference' to the Island's voluntary groups.

That's the message from Beach Buddies founder Bill Dale as the coastal cleaning charity teams up for Breast Cancer Now for the Douglas event.

Organisers are hoping for a record-breaking crowd after around 280 took part in last year's dip.

The Douglas dip gets underway at midday on New Year's Day opposite the Queen's Hotel.

A quick guide to New Year's Day dips:

Southern Dippers Santander Splash in aid of Isle Listen:

  • Port St Mary Chapel Bay - 10am
  • Port St Mary Inner Harbour - 10.45am
  • Gansey Bay - 11.30am
  • Port Erin Bay - 12.15pm

Castletown - 11am in the Outer Harbour

Ramsey - 11am with registration at the Lifeboat Station from 10am in aid of RNLI and Bunscoill Ramsey PTA

Douglas - 12pm opposite Queen's Hotel, in aid of Beach Buddies and Breast Cancer Now

Peel - 12pm on Peel Beach in aid of three local charities

Laxey - 12pm

Mr Dale says all donations help both organisations continue their work:

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