January Daily Dip 2021
Its that time of year again where good folks plunge their warm bodies (no wetsuits) into freezing water everyday in January to raise money for UK homelessness charity Crisis. This year there are 28 of us dipping everyday.
You can keep track of our progress on the January daily dip facebook page and more importantly you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/januarydailydip21
Since January 2018, The January Daily Dip has raised raised over £30,000 to support people who are displaced or homeless.
The homelessness crisis in the Uk is devastating and is getting worse. Homelessness is at its highest rate since 2006.
The ‘Generation Homeless’ report, released by Shelter in Dec 2019, revealed for the first time the shocking rate at which children are made homeless; the equivalent of 183 children lose their homes every single day. On Christmas Day 2019, it was estimated at least 135,000 children in the UK were living in temporary accommodation.
These are shameful, horrific statistics and it's easy to feel helpless about those huge figures. But the most powerful thing we’ve got is each other and together we can make change. The very act of getting in cold water is empowering, doing it with other people is bonding and life affirming and doing it to raise money for people in desperate need can make all the difference.
Every January we need swimmers, towel holders, cake bakers, social media sharers, photographers, film makers and donators. Please follow @swimferal on facebook and instagram for future campaigns and how to get involved in the #januarydailydip.
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