Sue Ryder Big Dip 2023


1st December 2023


12:00pm - 2:00pm


Sandfords Park Lido
Keynsham Road
GL53 7PU

Fundraising target



Tamsin Grainger
01242 246 285

51.893595290831, -2.0701214006621

Jump in for The Big Dip, a cold water winter challenge raising vital funds for Sue Ryder's expert, compassionate care.

Take the plunge

On Friday the 1st of December 2023, staff from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and the public will be plunging into water between 5-10ºC as they pledge to raise money so that Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice can continue to support people and their families through the most difficult times of their lives.

The Big Dip, which is open to anyone aged 16 and over, will take place at the Sandford Lido in Cheltenham thanks to the generosity of the pool operators who will be especially opening the pool for the charity event.

Help us be there when it matters

For a £10 donation, with all money raised going to the hospice, brrrave swimmers can enjoy up to 45 minutes in the water, kick-started by Father Christmas himself, as well as festive music and warm refreshments for all.

You can also join us as part of Team Sue Ryder and fundraise for the December dip to help raise crucial funds for our expert end-of-life care. It's quick, easy to share and you can keep track of how much you've raised. The fundraising target is £50.00.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help us to be there when it matters for the people we care for and their families.

Join Team Sue Ryder and fundraise through JustGiving

Cold water swimming

Cold water swimming can be fun and exhilarating, but it’s also important that people are fit and well to take part, so we urge people to read up about cold water swimming on Sandford Parks Lido's website.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Tamsin Grainger on 01242 246 285 or at