The dip began on 1st January 1983 with a total of 4 dippers raising £50.00 for Multiple Sclerosis.
The number of dippers increased in the following years, as did the charities receiving money. The Peel R.N.L.I was added and then a third charity changing each year.
The “third” charities in the past have been Crossroads Care, Motor Neurone, Western Live-at-home, Special Olympics and Peel division of St John ambulance, Cruse Bereavement, Hospice Isle of Man and many more.
In total the dip has raised over £200,000 through the kindness of many people.