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Thousands raised for charity at New Year dips

More than £10,200 raised so far

Organisers of New Year's Day dips around the Island have been revealing their fundraising totals.

The ones in the south of the Isle of Man have so far raised around £4,000 for chosen charity Mannin Sepsis.

Meanwhile, the dip in Peel has so far raised more than £1,800, say organisers.

Green's Jewellers says there were 307 dippers this year and £1,842 was raised on the day, but there is more sponsorship money to come in yet.

The three charities supported this year are Peel Lifeboat, Multiple Sclerosis and Rebecca House.

A further £1,700 was raised at the Peel event by Celton Manx's Bill Mummery for homeless charity Housing Matters.

At Ramsey, more than £1,250 was raised on the day, with more to come.

One hundred and sixty-six people took part there.

220 Douglas dippers have raised over £1,500 so far with further sponsorship still to come. That event was raising money and awareness for Beach Buddies and Breast Cancer Now.

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