Hundreds take a festive dip at Hunstanton charity swim
Hundreds took to the water in Hunstanton on Monday as they took part in the annual Christmas Day swim.
The fundraiser, which is organised by the resort’s Round Table organisation, has been a feature of the town’s calendar for more than 60 years.
And scores of volunteers braved the chilly waters on Christmas morning while large crowds cheered them on from the Promenade.
Organiser Ed Napolitano said: “It went really well. We think we had about 145 people take part and once all the sponsorships have come in, we think we have raised about £6,000.”
One person who spent their Christmas morning in the sea was Olivia Fane, 17, who said she and her pony Rosie were the first horse and rider to take part in the Christmas swim in the event’s history.
Prizes were also on offer for the best fancy dress costumes to make it to the water, including best group fancy dress and best individual fancy dress.
Miss Fane said she and Rosie scooped one of the prizes for their outfits.
The swim is a key fundraiser towards the Round Table’s work to support charitable causes and organisations in the town and surrounding areas.
Mr Napolitano said Hunstanton Round Table is always looking for worthy causes to support.
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