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Lowestoft: Call to festive swimmers

PUBLISHED: 11:03 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:21 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT'S Christmas Day swim is now just over a month away and organisers are calling for people to take part in the popular charity event, now in its 32nd year.

LOWESTOFT'S Christmas Day swim is now just over a month away and organisers are calling for people to take part in the popular charity event, now in its 32nd year.

Organiser Lawrence Chapman said he was expecting a record number of swimmers and hoped that each participant would aim to raise £100 in sponsorship money.

“If the number of sponsor forms already issued is anything to go by this year's swim looks to be the most successful ever,” he said. But, there's still plenty of room on the beach for many more.”

Around 150 brave people dived into the bracing North Sea last year, raising more than £12,000 for local charities across Waveney. It is estimated that the swim has raised a total of more than £315,000 over the years.

Sponsor forms are available from The Lowestoft Journal office, Water Lane sports centre and online at www.splash4cash.org.uk

Among local charities likely to be supported by this year's swim are DIAL, East Suffolk Association for the blind, and the RNLI.

FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE CHARITY SWIM BE SURE TO BUY NEXT FRIDAY'S JOURNAL


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