Doctors and nurses take the plunge

DOCTORS and nurses were seen jumping into Clevedon’s Marine Lake to help raise money for a good cause.

Members of the Middle Yeo Surf Life Saving Club took on the group’s annual New Year’s Day swim on Saturday despite the bitterly cold temperatures and were watched by hundreds of people lining the town’s seafront.

Each year the swimmers don outfits along a chosen theme and for this year it was doctors and nurses.

A total of 19 brave swimmers took to the water after parading in their fancy dress from The Salthouse pub.

The event is held to collect cash for charity and this year more than �450 has been collected for brain tumour research being carried out by Hammer Out, a brain tumour support group based at Frenchay Hospital.

Swimming club member Rose Hurley said: “Thank you to everyone who put their hand in their pockets to help raise money and to all those people who have supported us over the years.”