SOUTHEND RNLI is organising an icy dip on Boxing Day to raise cash to swell its coffers.

Fundraisers are being asked to brave the cold for a run into the Thames Estuary from Jubilee Beach, off Marine Parade, Southend, to work off the excesses of Christmas Day.

All money raised will be used specifically at Southend RNLI.

People can sign in from 11am on Boxing Day, with the dip starting at 11.30am.

Cost is £5 to enter (includes free hot drink and mince pie) Conditions of Entry apply. Click here for entry form for details.

Once you have completed your application form, paid your entry fee and returned, you will receive a welcome pack with all the details for the dip as well as a guide to setting you a JustGiving page.

Electronic application forms can be downloaded here