Wildswim: Festive Swim - Boxing Day
The Ventnor Boxing Day dip is in its 29th year and usually attracts over 50 'brave' dippers, including children. Fancy dress is optional. Bembridge Life Boat are on hand should any hardy soul take it upon themselves to attempt to carry on over to France (not to support them but to fish them out). The dip is at midday prompt and the main meeting area is at the clock tower. The pubs are open all along the esplanade from 11:00am for warmth, good food and a hot toddy.
This event helps to raise funds for the island charity PATCH - Peoples Approach to Cancer Help - which helps and supports islanders to travel to the mainland for Cancer treatment.