The Scarborough Lions club decide to cancel this year's New Year's Dip

The Scarborough Lions have taken the decision to cancel this year's New Year's Dip at South Bay due to Covid.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 12:33 pm
People previously taking part in the Scarborough Lions New Year's Day Dip.

The Scarborough Lions New Year's dip started over twenty years ago and is a major event on New Years Day.

Thousands of spectators come along to Scarborough's South Bay to watch those brave enough to don their fancy dress and run into the freezing cold sea to raise some money for charity.

Sadly however this will not be the case this year. With the current restrictions and uncertainty surrounding coronavirus the Scarborough Lions Club have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.

The club made this announcement on its Facebook page:

"Whilst in the vain hope that the current situation might ease by the time of The Scarborough Lions New Year's Day Dip, it is now obvious, this is not going to be so.

"With that in mind, Scarborough Lions Club will not be organising and holding the annual New Year's Day Dip on the 1st January 2021.

"This will be the first time this has had to be done in over twenty years of the New Years Day Dip being held on the Scarborough foreshore.

"The Lions would like to thank the rowing club, and all who always made the day a success, regardless of the weather, and in that well known phrase of saying “we will be back.”

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