The Big Dip

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Event Type: Swimming in memory of a loved one
Date: All year round
Location: Your favourite swimming spot

Unite against dementia by taking on the Big Dip!

The weather is cold. The temperature is freezing. Time to take a dip!

Whether it is your local lake or you brave the great British sea-pick your location and take a leap of faith over the festive period in support of Alzheimer's Society.

Imagine the bragging rights when you run head first into the sea or a lake in December! Plus if you raise over £100 you’ll get a stylish swimming hat!

Simply sign up to get your free fundraising pack to get started.

Find out more

For further information, please contact a member of the team by emailing us [email protected] or give us a call on 0330 333 0804 we’ll be delighted to help you take the plunge!

How do I take part

Are you looking for something a bit different to do this year to celebrate the festive period or bring in the new year, well why not take on the Big Dip and raise some cash in support of Alzheimer's Society. We recommend taking on the challenge on Boxing day or New Year's Day to really to get over the festive slump!

  1.  Sign up to receive your fundraising pack (packed full of support, fundraising ideas and training tips).

  2. Choose where you will take your dip-whether its the sea or a lake, taking the leap of faith into the freezing cold water is the only thing that matters

  3. Fundraise. Set up a JustGiving page and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. You could even hold an event like a quiz or a bake sale. Your fundraising pack is full of great tips.

  4. Take on the Big Dip and feel like a champion!

(And don’t forget to post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter along the way!)

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • fundraising tips and ideas
  • sponsorship form
  • fundraising materials order form
  • sample press release
  • open water and pool swimming tips
  • a free swimming cap once you have raised £100
  • support along the way to help with your event and fundraising

Can we swim as a group?

The more the merrier! But each person in your group has to complete their own dip.

How much do I have to fundraise?

There’s no strict minimum fundraising target but we do ask that you aim for at least £100. Plus, if you raise over £100 you will receive a very stylish Alzheimer’s Society swimming hat!

How can I fundraise?

Our handy pack contains all kinds of tips and advice for fundraising. We suggest you set up a JustGiving page and share it with your friends and family on social media so they can see your achievement! There are a whole host of ideas from cake sales to quizzes or even a pool party!

How do I get my free swimming cap?

Once you’ve raised £100, send us an email [email protected] and we’ll get a cap sent out to you.

How old do I need to be?

If you are organising your own challenge we do not set any age limit.  We do ask that you take the necessary health and safety precautions though.