SECRET World Wildlife Rescue is encouraging residents to take "the plunge" at the upcoming New Year's Day Dip in Clevedon Marine Lake.

The animal rescue charity, located in Highbridge, is dedicated in helping sick, orphaned or abandoned creatures and protecting Britain's wildlife.

The cold water swimming event will take place at 11am on January 1, 2024.

To sign up and learn more, visit the Secret World Wildlife Rescue website.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson from the charity said: "It’s the perfect way to wake yourself up after the excesses of the festive period and a great way to help sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.

"We’ve got a couple of options available:

"Sign up for free and raise sponsorship money. No minimum amount, just do your best!

"Or pay a £5 registration fee to take part.

"Either way, registration is essential so we can keep you updated about the event."