By / 17th December, 2015 / Parkcentral Hotel News / Off


Have a blast at the beach on Christmas Day at the Macmillan White Christmas Dip 2015. Following the big success of last year’s dip, Macmillan Caring Locally now faces the challenge of exceeding the previous dip’s number of participants and amount of donations!

It’s time to get involved

What started as a fun dip in the water on Christmas Day suddenly became one of the most awaited events of the holiday season. In 2008, John White, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer, took to the beach at Boscombe Pier with his family, all dressed in fancy outfits.

The fun activity became an opportunity to raise funds for a good cause the following year, when more and more people got involved.

Now on its 8th year, the now-annual event has raised a total of more than £65,000 for Macmillan Caring Locally, the Macmillan unit at Christchurch Hospital, which is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for cancer patients in the local community. The aim is to raise more than £100,000 annually for this charity.

Have fun while showing your care for people who cannot be with us and ‘do something crazy in memory of them’ – that’s what the dip is all about! Get all dressed up in your fanciest outfit, and then get wet and wild!

Everyone can join

Anyone – no matter how old – can participate in the dip for a minimum donation of £5. You are also encouraged to seek sponsorship from friends, family, employers and businesses by using Just-Giving, where monies get paid directly to the charity. For sponsorship forms, send an email to

Make the most of the festive season

To maximise your holiday while having fun at the 2015 Macmillan White Christmas Dip, stay at Park Central Hotel and get superb value with our Winter Warmer Packages.

For one night, you can stay in a Classic Double or Twin Room and enjoy full English breakfast, as well as a three-course dinner at our award-winning The Crab at Bournemouth Restaurant with a complimentary glass of house wine to go with your meal. Complimentary check-out is at 12pm. All these for only £109.00!

Stay two nights and get the same benefits for only £178.00 (dinner on the first night only). You can also upgrade to our Sea View Room for £30.00 per night!

For more details on at Park Central Hotel’s Winter Warmer Package, click here.

For more information and to register for the Macmillan White Christmas Dip, click here.