Dec 2016 / More Dippers than ever

There were hundreds of people ‘dipping’ in the sea on Boxing Day. The annual Guernsey Cheshire Home Boxing Day Dip raised £5,500. While hundreds raced into the sea at the annual event, there was double that watching from the beach and road above Cobo.

Jon Taylor, was amongst a host of the Home’s volunteers to collect donations. ‘The amount raised was fantastic. The generosity of islanders never cease to amaze me.’

One swimmer said the sea – at 11C (52F) – didn’t feel “too bad” this year. Some people came dressed as ‘Minions’ from the animated film, which was the fancy dress theme this year for the sixteenth swim at Cobo Bay. Dave Chester has been heading up the organising of this event and the Home is very grateful for his dedication and support. BBC Guernsey’s John Randall was on hand to get the ‘dip’ going and our celebrity dipper this year was cross channel swimmer and local advocate Adrian Sarchet.