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What is Daffodil Day Dip?

Take the Daffodil Day Dip challenge and raise funds for Cancer Council WA to support West Australians impacted by cancer.

Dip in the chilly ocean, a lake, river, a pool or even a cold shower on Daffodil Day, 22 August. Or you could up the ante and do a dip a day throughout August. The choice is yours. Dip once or as many times as you like in August.

You’ll be joining thousands of Australians braving the cold this winter and taking the plunge with a cold-water dip as part of Cancer Council’s WA Daffodil Day.

Every year, 13,000 West Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. That’s why we’re encouraging you to give hope, by registering to fundraise for Daffodil Day, or by donating to the cause.

All participants receive a Welcome pack including a welcome letter, an event guide, a calendar and a FREE  bright yellow swim cap to wear for the dip.

Please note that all sign ups take place through Facebook.​

How Daffodil Day Dip works


Register to be a Daffodil Day Dip Fundraiser via Facebook.

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Pick your cold plunge location

Ocean, pool, or cold shower. Spread the word about your cold dip and get fundraising.

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Share your fundraiser

Share your fundraiser and raise funds. Set a target to hit and let everyone know how you will brave the cold for cancer.

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Take a dip

Take a cold plunge on Daffodil Day August 22 (or any day in August). Grab your friends and family and make a big splash!

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FAQs for the Daffodil Day Dip Challenge

That’s up to you! You can dip at your local beach, in your backyard pool, even a cold bath! There are no official events organised by Cancer Council.

Please allow up to 10 working days for it to arrive from the date you have registered.

A fundraising page that is created for you once you have registered to use within Facebook. Create yours here .

As soon as you register for the challenge, it will automatically appear in your friends’ newsfeeds. Then you can post updates on the page and more of your Facebook friends will see it. The more you post, the more people will see it, and the closer you’ll get to reaching your goal.

There is a donate button on the Facebook fundraiser, which is simple and quick to use.

Make it personal and make it fun! Post regular updates on your Facebook fundraisers to make people feel involved in your challenge. Post videos. Post selfies. Tag friends. The more likes and comments, the more money you will raise so be as creative as you can be!

Cancer Councils in ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and NSW have all teamed up for the Daffodil Day Dip challenge, which is hosted on Cancer Council NSW’s Facebook page. We are working together to raise funds for Cancer Council’s vital research and cancer support services, and the funds raised will be split between each state or territory’s Cancer Council. All monies raised will help people affected by cancer across Australia.