MORE than 60 people braved icy cold seas for charity when they plunged into the ocean from Newquay harbour on New Year’s Day.
Participants from Cornwall, Leeds, Coventry, Hertford, Devon, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Bromley and Cwmbran took part in this year’s Dip for CLIC.
The annual event has raised more than £600 for charity CLIC Sargent, which provides support and information to children and young people with cancer and their families, with more funds still coming in.
A spokesperson for the event said: “The weather was a bit windy but very little of the forecasted rain affected the spectators who turned out to support the dippers.
“Thank you to our wonderful helpers, who served bacon butties and hot drinks, registered the dippers and made the event run smoothly and to Newquay Rowing Club for the use of their facilities.
“Maggie and Mike from thisisnewquay.com and Matt from cornwallphotos.com, and especially to Adam Taylor for Lifeguarding again this year.
“Special mention should go to those who wore fancy dress – we had the sheikh, Spiderman and the Hawaiian themed outfits to name but a few.
“All money raised goes to support CLIC SARGENT children and their families - An amazing charity for special children.”