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Making a splash for charity

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Around eighty brave souls, cheered on by a crowd of around 500, ventured into the not-so-warm waters of the English Channel in Shanklin today (January 1) to raise funds on behalf of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

https://iwobserver.co.uk/2019/01/01/gallery-the-new-years-day-charity-dip-at-hope-beach/
Those in fancy dress included pirates and a pair of Santas. Others dressed in swimming costumes, but all dashed into the less-than-welcoming sea at Small Hope Beach.

The organisers have estimated that the event raised more than £1,000 for the Wessex Cancer Trust.