Take an icy plunge to help those facing homelessness this winter

Updated: Nov 29, 2019

Can you handle the freeze? Raise money for the homeless by taking part in Crisis’ Icebreaker challenge and swim a length of a London lido.

Now we think we’re pretty thick-skinned, but the idea of jumping into a freezing cold outdoor pool this winter is a bit daunting. We’d even be safe in the knowledge that we could dry ourselves off and warm up afterwards, which isn’t the case for many people facing the elements out on the street. Take part in the Icebreaker fundraiser and your £28.87 registration fee will reserve a place for someone who’s homeless at one of the Crisis at Chrismas centres this winter. Here they’ll be able to chat to one of the Crisis team members and receive their advice and support over a hot meal, in the safe and warm.

Crisis are organising events all across the country during December and January (see below) but for us brave Londoners, they are hosting chilly dips in Brockwell, Hampstead Heath and Tooting Bec. You can either go solo or take part as a relay team; this isn’t a race, though. Swimming a 27m brisk width of the pool should be a sufficient challenge to do yourselves proud and raise some much-needed funds for Crisis.

Crisis will be giving out their sexy swimming caps on the day and we highly encourage matching fancy dress!

Brockwell Lido - 14th December 2019

Tooting Bec Lido - 18th January 2020

Hampstead Heath Lido - 25th January 2020


Take the plunge at one of the Crisis Icebreaker events this winter


Organise your own event in your local area and encourage others to dive in



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