Come brave the icy waves

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 is looking for people to brave the icy waves and join in with the fun at the annual Boxing Day dip in Seaton Carew.

Ian Richardson, who founded and runs the Jo and Mya Memorial Fund, said he was keen to hear from people willing to turn out at the event on December 26.

He added: “We had 40 people do the dip for us last year and we are hoping for more recruits this time.”

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 website.

Ian 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.

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