In pictures: A New Year’s Day dip

WITH many dressed in animal costumes, about 30 swimmers took to the water at Clevedon’s Marine Lake for the town’s annual New Year swim.

Organised by the Middle Yeo Surf Life Saving Club, whose members regularly swim in the sea off Clevedon, the New Year’s Day event has been part of the town’s calendar for many years.

This year, donations were collected in aid of Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, which is currently running an appeal to raise money for a new wildlife hospital and education centre.

During the morning, the swimmers gathered at The Salthouse pub before parading along to the Marine Lake singing Auld Lang Syne.

Watched by many spectators, they then braved the cold water for a refreshing dip.

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As a result of bucket collections, �585 was raised for Secret World.

* For more pictures of the swim click on the link at the top right of this story.

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