Thursday, 20 November 2014

FREDs Boxing Day Dip Challenge


We did it!

FRED, Zetland Pride, Redcar Blog and Anna Turley set out to raise £1000 for Redcar Area Foodbank by taking part in December's Boxing Day dip and on 10th February 2015 issued manager Ruth Fox a cheque for £1214

Through the initiative of Neil Baldwin of Zetland Pride the volunteers set out to help local people struggling to provide for themselves and their families last Christmas. The amount was achieved with the help of Coatham School who raised money for the foodbank through their "Wear a Christmas Jumper To School" day.

Carl Quartermain Chairman of FRED would like to thank all those who contributed donations to the effort and to the dippers:

Neil Baldwin, Olwyn Paschalis Young, Alec Brown, Anna Turley, Ja Reed , Leah Quartermain, Vicky Rae, Mark Skidmore, Carl Quartermain, David Wimble and Vanessa Quartermain who was supporting MIND and Clare Robson (Care4cats)

FRED are always active and working hard to create 'better' for Redcar. We are physically working on creating a better environment to improve attractiveness, strengthen the local economy and increase the quality of life of our community. Join our 200+ members. Contact us here or email or call 07966985444

There was around 300 dippers in Redcar and it was COLD COLD COLD but we are warmed in the knowledge that many families will benefit in these harsh times.

More pictures of the day here