Common Questions

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How do I enter / register for the 2023 Redcar Boxing Day Dip?

Registration for the 2023 Redcar Boxing Day Dip is now open. If you want any information before then you can email us at

You can pre-register via our GoFundMe Giving page HERE

We highly recommend that you pre-register as there will be limited registrations available on the day.

What do I need to know about the Pre-Registration process?

Click HERE to link to our GoFundMe page to start the registration process. However you need to read the following information before registering.

Click on the Donate now box.

Enter your donation (registration fee) £10 per person entering i.e. £10 for 1 Dipper £30 for 3 Dipper’s etc.

Leave the Tip GoFundMe Services as it appears or reduce it to Nil by moving the green circle to the left.

Scroll down to the Payment Method section.

Select the Payment method you prefer, either PayPal or Debit / Credit card add your email address together with the required payment information.

After the payment details YOU MUST click the 3rd box “Share my donation information and contact details with this charity”. We need this to confirm your registration for the Dip.

If you are UK Tax Payer please take the opportunity to tick the 2 GIFT AID boxes as this gives us an extra 25% on your registration fee.

Click the Donate now box.

You will be presented with the option to share our page. You don’t need to but please do so if you wish. Scroll down and Continue.

Feel free to tell us why you are are doing the Dip. Add your comments where indicated and click the Post comment box. Alternatively you can click skip this step. 

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We will send you and email from or via GoFundMe where we have not been given your email address, please respond to these with the information requested.


Your donation will be acknowledged automatically, we will follow this up with either a request for additional infomration or your registrsation details. If you are registering for a group then the email will include all of your group. This will be done within a few days of your registration. Please take the email to The Palace Hub, The Esplanade, Redcar after 10.15 on Boxing Day. The procession to the sea leaves at 11am.

How do I find your page on GoFundMe if the links don’t work?

Search for Redcar Rotary Boxing Day Dip 2023 on the GoFundMe website.

Are there changing facilities?

Sadly, we are unable to provide changing facilities. We therefore suggest that you come as ready to dip as possible and to bring plenty of warm clothing for afterwards.

Can I do my own bucket collection during the event?

Unfortunately not, but you can raise your own sponsorship money. We want you to raise as much money as you can for your chosen cause so as you know we charge a small registration fee but want you to keep 100% of the sponsorship money you raise.

Whilst the registration fee helps us cover the cost of running the Dip we will be holding a bucket collection on the promenade and the beach, this helps us raise money for the charities we support. So we hope that you respect this and don't hold your own bucket collection on the day.

What happens on Boxing Day?

If you have pre-registered we will have sent you an email with your registration number. Present this at the appropriate desk in The Hub on Redcar Esplanade after 10.15am but no later than 10.50am to let us know you are there and to collect your Boxing Day Dip wristband.

We highly recommend that you pre-register as there will be limited availability on the day itself. If you are registering on Boxing Day, our registration desks open at 10.15 inside The Hub. Registration fee is £10 per person and is by card, bank transfer or cash.

There are no changing facilities, so you need to come ready to Dip.

Dippers will congregate on the road in front of The Hub before being led down to the sea by a Piper.

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Boxing Day Dip 2023

back Thank you to everyone who supported the 2023 Dip

'What We Do' Main Pages:

£300 grant to 3 Marske Scouts to attend the World Jamboree in Seoul


Donation of £300 towards a co-creative music project engaging local children and young people


Our Wall of Kindness in collaboration with The Link Charitable Trust


Grant of £400 given to help provide children in refuge in Redcar a box of new toys for Christmas

President Dave Tabner presenting Sophie Baxter of Going 4 Independence with £150

Our donation of £150 to Going 4 Independence will help provide lunches for months to come

Treasurer Brian Pollitt presenting a cheque for £1000

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Grangetown Paris 2024


Donations and Grants we have made since 1st July 2022


Details of our donations to other causes during the Rotary year 2021/2022


Adrian Scrafton takes over as President from Dave Atkinson


We made a donation of £250 to the Silver Link Social Club to support events planned for 2023


We are so pleased that Eva Hambley from Redcar won the prestigious Rotary Young Citizen Award 2024


Thank you to everyone who supported the 2023 Dip


Interested?? Read on to find out what makes Redcar Rotary tick


Our Rotary year runs July to June which is the term of office for our President.


Our Rotary year runs from July to June. During this period we hold various fund raising events including a Race Night, Sporting Dinner and of course the Boxing Day Dip


Town Information


Hotelier and Rotarian Roy Myers of O’Grady’s Redcar is doing tremendous work with his team in supporting the community of Redcar during these trying times.


Our successful appeal to raise funds to buy tablets for low income families to aid home schooling.


Situated on The Stray near the Lily Park


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