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Bob’s Boxing Day Dip!

That’s right! Everyone’s favourite bee loving Santa Claus - otherwise known as Bob - is doing the Boxing Day Dip for us! 

Who's Bob?

During our Fandom project with No More Nowt and Blackhall Community Centre (working with local men across County Durham to get creative and share their favourite hobbies) we met the legend that is Bob Waite. A bee loving, classic car driving, plane gliding gentleman who shared his love of beekeeping and a whole lot more with us. And, to top it all off, he’s offered to do his annual Boxing Day charity dip for us! Bob’s been dipping for over 25 years (don’t you know!) raising money for loads of amazing charities across the North East and this year he’s decided to do the dip for us and we couldn’t be more chuffed.

Photo credits: left Sunderland Echo. Centre & right Carl Joyce

Join Bob as he heads to Seaburn to dip his toes and dive into the chilly North Sea this Boxing Day. He’s taking the plunge to help raise funds for us to continue our creative activities with communities - celebrating local people and their untold stories through theatre, creativity and fun. 

If you've got some pennies to spare, please get dipping into those pockets. Any donation however big or small makes a huge difference and means we can continue working and making new theatre shows with community groups, of all ages, across Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and the wider North East.  You can find out a bit more about where your money goes below....scroll on down!

If you want to show your support on the day, you can cheer Bob on by heading to Seaburn beach on 26 December for the 11am plunge. It's the perfect way to work off that Xmas dinner and all the trimmings! More details here

Why is Bob dipping for us? 

All funds raised will help us continue our work in communities including our recent project, Fandom, which Bob is a part of.

As a small grass routes organisation, we need your support more than ever to help us continue our creative work within communities. We are committed to breaking down barriers to participation; whether these are social, cultural or financial. Our creative projects provide opportunities for people with little access to creative activities to try something different, have fun and make new friends. Working with communities across the North East, your support will help us continue to reach more people and change lives.

You can find our more about our Fandom project and our work with communities over on our website. A good place to start is our Fandom page:

The Six Twenty is a project by project funded company with no regular core funding. We work with some incredible partners to make our projects happen. In 2023 these included No More Nowt, The Cultural Spring, Arts Council England, Together for Children, Blackhall Community Centre, Trimdon Station Community Centre, Eastlea Community Centre, Thornley Village Centre, Roseby Road Community Centre, ELCAP, Lambton Street Community Centre, Columbia Village Centre, 17Nineteen, The Vaults, Redhouse Community Centre, Northumbria University and Live Theatre.