DIY Crisis Icebreaker

Homelessness is devastating for a person’s mental and physical health. And winter can be the most dangerous time of year.

Each year we see hundreds of Crisis supporters brave the freeze to end homelessness at our live jump-ins across the country. With the recent lockdown announcements, we are asking you to take on the DIY Icebreaker challenge, your way! Let's get the nation screaming collectively, as we face the freeze from home. 

If you think you can face the freeze, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • commit to a month of cold showers
  • dig out that paddling pool you bought during the heatwave, and take an icy plunge 
  • get your household together for a cold water fight in the garden
  • brave a dip in the sea, if national or local restrictions allow at the time
  • check out these health benefits of cold water, and see where your imagination takes you!

Your £10 registration fee provides someone with a warm welcome to Crisis and helps them take the first steps out of homelessness. 

In return, we will send you a Crisis Swimming Cap, to wear with pride during your challenge. We will also send an email confirmation of your registration for Icebreaker and any important information you might need. As part of your participation we’ll be sending you emails in the run up and during the event to provide fundraising tips, opportunities to enter competitions to win prizes, updates on the Icebreaker grand total and inspiring stories about how your money helps us to end homelessness.

Face the freeze for Crisis this winter and help end homelessness for good.

The DIY Icebreaker will run during the coldest months of the year, from 1 December to 28 February, so depending on how restrictions change, you will have time to adapt your challenge and do it whenever, or however long you want!

Please remember to read our cold water and safety tips, and FAQs before you register. 


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