Are you ready to take a dip?

The Leven Beach Boxing Day dip in 2013.
The Leven Beach Boxing Day dip in 2013.

It’s that time of year again... calling all those who are brave enough!

The annual Leven Beach Boxing Day Dip is now less than two months away, and charity CLIC Sargent is appealing to local residents to take part and raise funds for children with cancer in the UK.

And this year it has a new tagline - ‘Take a Boxing Day Dip Wi’ a Nip’. So after the event, scheduled to take place at noon, participants are invited back to the Caledonian Hotel for some hot soup and refreshments, with an optional wee drop of whisky for adult participants who feel they need some extra courage to venture into the water!

Deirdre Curley, fundraising manager, said: “This is the sixth year that this event has run in Leven and the response from the community has once again been fantastic. Sign-ups are steadily increasing each day and we are optimistic that we will better last year’s fundraising total of £5000.”

“We will fully support fundraisers by providing guidance, information and all the materials you may need – from t-shirts to Santa hats! Our fundraising and media support teams are on hand to help participants every step of the way.”

For info or to sign up please call 0141 572 5707, or text “Dip” plus your information to 07887942270 or email