Dip into Christmas with a boost for charity

The 2012 Seaton Carew Boxing Day Dip: Ian Richardson (middle row, left) and the jo&mya fundraisers who did the dip with him.
The 2012 Seaton Carew Boxing Day Dip: Ian Richardson (middle row, left) and the jo&mya fundraisers who did the dip with him.

A CHARITY founder is days away from one of his cause’s biggest events of the year.

 Dozens of people will brave the icy waves at the annual Boxing Day dip in Seaton Carew.

 Many of them will be dippers raising money for the Jo and Mya Memorial Fund, set up by Ian Richardson who lost his wife Joanne, 40, and eldest daughter Mya, aged six, in 2010, when they died in a road accident. He and his youngest daughter Ava, now aged two, survived.

 In another festive fundraiser, the charity is also producing Christmas reindeer dust for people to buy, with all proceeds going to the cause.

 It costs £1 a tube and is available from the Jo and Mya Memorial Fund charity web-
site.

 Ian has since formed the Jo and Mya Memorial Fund to support children who have lost loved ones.

 For more details on any of the fund’s activities, visit the charity’s website at www.joandmya.co.uk