END of life charity Marie Curie is calling on people to brave the chill and do a festive dip to show support for those impacted by death, dying, and bereavement.

The new Christmas campaign - running from December 26 to January 1 - encourages people and their four-legged friends to get outdoors and do a festive dip either barefooted or in wellies, in the sea, a puddle or a bucket of ice.

They are to take a photo of themselves taking the dip, post it on their social media channels, tag seven friends, and donate £7 to Marie Curie.

Debbie Mooney, Head of Community Fundraising at Marie Curie, said: “We know there has been much sadness this year and we want people to smile throughout the festive season. Living in Scotland we’re never short of a puddle or two, and are lucky to be surrounded by coastlines, so there’s always going to be the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get outdoors and unleash their inner childhood.”

Marie Curie needs to raise £250,000 every month to provide care and services in Scotland.

To donate visit: http://www.justgiving.com/campaign/festivedip2020