“Tulips Chilly Dippers”
dipped more than their toes at the Fly Inn!
Unanimous vote at the Fly Inn on the morning of 31st December 2016, was that the sea was much, much colder, but a lot calmer this year compared to last year, when ten hardy swimmers braved the cold waters, all with the aim of raising money for Tulips!
Once again, the annual end of year seasonal swim by the “Tulips Chilly Dippers” had tremendous support with friends and family shouting words of encouragement from the terraces, whilst they were all wrapped up against the cold, enjoying a cup of mulled wine, provided by Jenny Brown!……
Raziye Kocaismail, chairperson and founder of Tulips/Help Those With Cancer Associatio nwas there to lend words of both support and thanks as all the swimmers got out of the water feeling frozen to their bones, but all with a sense of achievement at having stayed in the water for a full TEN minutes.
The final figure raised will be announced on the 21st January 2017, at the Fly Inn, Lapta, where there will be a presentation of monies raised handed over to Tulips at 19.30. Following the presentation will be entertainment with music provided by the “Sound of Guitars” duo.
We would like to first thank Jackie Pennington, who, once again, organised this event; to the swimmers who “willingly” swam in the cold Mediterranean for Tulips (Jackie Pennington, Kay Thomas, Susan Hargreaves, Steve Owen, David Foulke, Steve Foster, Un Bitlis, Roger Miles, Auriana Stevens, Tig MacKenzie);
Un Bitlis and the Fly Inn for providing the soup and facilities for the swimmers and their supporters; Jenny Brown for providing the mulled wine.
Finally to all the supporters and sponsors who willingly parted with their money for this Tulips event!
Sue and Carole