50 dips for St Basils

Challenge yourself to do 50 cold dips and raise money for St Basils in our 50th year.

Do 50 cold dips before the end of the year and raise money to prevent youth homelessness. The most rewarding of the dips is wild swimming, but if you feel you can’t fit that many in, then have a few cold showers in the morning as well. Each one counts as 1 DIP.

Research has shown that taking a cold swim or shower is good for you. So why not improve your mental & physical health and help raise desperately needed funds.

Complete and submit the Expression of Interest form below and we’ll send you your 50 dips for St Basils pack which includes info on how having cold dips & Wellbeing, lists of wild swimming locations & clubs, your own 50 dips ‘tick off’ list and a fundraising pack.

Send us your completed 50 dips tick off list and we’ll send you your badge of honour.
You’ve got from when you register until the end of the year, so you can go at your own pace.

Click here for a taster of WILD SWIMMING 

Obviously St Basils cannot be held responsible for anything that happens to you, either wild swimming or taking a cold shower, so please remember this whilst taking on the challenge.

As well as promoting wellbeing, we are trying to raise money so we can continue the vital work we do. We’d like you to raise more so please don’t hold back in asking your friends, family and work to support you.

“If I was you, I’d ask my mates to sponsor me 10p a dip. If I make 49 then I’ve raise £4.90, but get them to promise to double it if you reach 50. That’s £10! Get a few of them doing that and you’ll raise £50, and that my friend will house 10 young vulnerable people for a night! Simples! (Sorry, wrong cute furry animal🤔) but you get my tip👍.”

Click here for the JustGiving page

click here to see ‘UNDERSTANDING HOMELESSNESS’ – 90 seconds film

Register Your Interest

Please fill out the form below to register your interest (up to 10 people per form).

Once you have submitted your form, a member of our team will be in touch to send you your ’50 Dips For St Basils’ within 2-3 days.


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