Charmouth’s Christmas Day splash for cash

PUBLISHED: 14:01 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 20 December 2018

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Crew at a previous Christmas Day swim. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Crew at a previous Christmas Day swim. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Hundreds of spectators are expected to turn out to cheer on the hardy bathers

Hundreds of spectators are expected to cheer on the hardy bathers at this year’s Christmas Day swim at Charmouth.

Fancy dress is not compulsory but vicars, dinosaurs, and crusaders are expected to turn up as usual from 11am on the big morning.

The event is planned by the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild and regularly raises in the region of £2,000 for the life-saving charity.

Charmouth’s Royal Oak pub is again supporting the swim and landlords Mathew and Sue Bracey will be providing mulled wine for the courageous participants.

A spokesman for the organisers said: “If the weather co-operates

we are hoping for the usual big turn out of those who just want to enjoy the spectacle and, of course, those brave enough to dip more than just a toe in the chilly surf.”

Members of the volunteer crew of the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat will be keeping a watchful eye out during the event which will be subject to a risk assessment of conditions during the morning.

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