Take a Dip on Boxing Day for CLAN Cancer Support

A leading north-east cancer support charity is on the lookout for hardy volunteers to brave a popular Boxing Day fundraising event on its behalf.

Organised by Aberdeen Lions Club, the annual Nippy Dipper event is taking place at Aberdeen Beach on December 26 and will see individuals and teams from across the north-east plunge into the North Sea to raise money for a nominated cause.

Last year 30 people jumped into the icy water for CLAN, helping raise around £4,000, with all money brought in going towards the charity’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland.

CLAN is now looking for fearless souls to replicate this feat and help raise funds for the charity.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “We had a fantastic response to our call for people to take the Nippy Dippy plunge in 2014 and hope to repeat that this year.

“We are so pleased to be involved with the Boxing Day event again. It really is something fun and different to do and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in taking part for CLAN, either as an individual or in a group.”

The event begins at 10.30am on Boxing Day, with registration at 9.45am. For further information please contact CLAN’s Moureen Wilson on 01224 651026 or email

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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