Dare to Dip – 1st January 2024

Dare to Dip – 1st January 2024

Our New Year’s Day Dip is back! 

Shake off the excess of Christmas and make a fresh start to the New Year by taking a chilly dip at Crawfordsburn Beach.

Join us at NOON for an invigorating, fun-filled swim and help us raise much needed funds for Cancer Focus NI.

Fancy dress is encouraged- there will be a prize for the best outfit!

For more information call 028 9068 0741 or email events@cancerfocusni.org

  • Cancer Focus NI Dare to Dip event. Group of swimmers after entering the chilly sea wearing Cancer Focus NI t-shirts. Background is of a beach.
  • Registration – £15

    Car parking – Car parking is available in Crawfordsburn Country Park beside the Visitors Centre and near the beach.

    What to bring – You can dip in a swimming costume, a wetsuit or even fancy dress- there will be a prize for the best fancy dress outfit!

    Please bring a change of clothes and a towel for after the dip e.g. a hat, gloves, warm socks/boots and windproof layer. We would especially encourage everyone to wear a hat as it will help with preventing heat loss.

  • Group of people at beach wearing Cancer Focus NI t-shirts
  • Mass Dip – The mass dip will take place at exactly NOON – make sure you’re at the beach ready to go by 11:45 am as there will be a brief safety announcement before the dip commences.

    After the dip – There are toilets, changing facilities and a café at the Visitor Centre.

    Sponsorship – Any sponsorship money that you have collected can be brought with you on the day or alternatively you can send it into our office at 40-44 Eglantine Avenue after the event.





  • A man and a lady in fancy dress out fits, with one foot in the air and holding their hands up. The lady on the left is in a swimming costume with a red and white top and black skirt bottom, she had short blonde hair with a red and white bandana. The man has a straw hat with a red and black ribbon across it and his he wears a knee length navy and white striped dress. The background is the sea at Crawfordsburn beach.
  • Health & Safety Information

    – Get in slowly starting from the feet

    – Bring warm drink, sugary snacks, hat, towel, blanket & warm clothes

    – Get dry ASAP, wrap up warm

    – Be aware of others and recognise symptoms of hypothermia, act accordingly and go to the ambulance staff if severe symptoms become evident.

    Read further health and safety information here

Event Form

Date & Time: 1 January 2024, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Location: Crawfordsburn Beach


Type Price Details Book
Standard Ticket (1 ticket per person) £15 Fundraise what you can!
Add a one off donation of £10 £10 (this is a one-off donation in addition to ticket purchase)
Add a one off donation of £20 £20 (this is a one-off donation in addition to ticket purchase)
Add a one off donation of £50 £50 (this is a one-off donation in addition to ticket purchase)
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There will be photography and / or videography taken at the event to promote this event in the future promotional use via advertising, PR to local and national media outlets, digital / online adverts, our social media platforms, and our website www.cancerfocusni.org. Should you wish to be excluded from any event photos of video, please email fundraising@cancerfocusni.org.