Canaries Trust Dip for CSF

Boxing Day - traditionally a day for reflecting on how much you consumed on Christmas Day, maybe a leisurely stroll to work off those Christmas excesses and, for one year only, three hardy Trust souls braving the North Sea! What seemed like a good idea back in relatively balmy October, seemed a lot less sensible as we were stood on the sands at Mundesley, looking at the ominous grey clouds circling and trying to work out how long it would take to lose feeling in our toes!! The Chairman came prepared with his Neoprene wetsuit and apres-DrySuit (some would say that’s cheating, in hindsight it was probably genius!), myself and Kathy came prepared with a never-say-die attitude and a friend who was a cameraman - good planning Kathy!

A quick photo with the CSF crew and then we were preparing ourselves to enter the fray!! And enter we did - Kathy went for a full on run into the waves and didn’t appear to stop for quite some time, I lost sight of Robin early on and I managed to make a not-so-gracious splash into the Sea as I lost my balance on the shingle - so much for only going in up to my waist!!

Despite the Chairman’s initial reservations, he gleefully went back for more, with Kathy and myself shaking our heads in disbelief!!

What’s equally hard to believe is how much money we raised - all for chucking ourselves into the North Sea, albeit a very chilly North Sea.

As at the date of this article, we are sitting at £1379.88, which is not only an incredible amount in itself, it’s far more than I thought we’d raise!! Thanks to each and every one of you who has sponsored us, no matter how great or small an amount. It is genuinely appreciated, not just by ourselves but by the Community Sports Foundation, who will be using these funds towards their #buildthenest project.

Now who’s up for a Dip on Boxing Day 2019!?

For further information about the Community Sports Foundation and their Nest project, please take a look at the following:

https://www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk/build-the-nest/about-the-nest/

If you wish to sponsor us, there’s still time for us to break the £1400 mark - please take a look at our Just Giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/canaries-trust

Thanks again.


Mandie Thorpe
Vice Chair