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8 Town & Around February 2019                                                    Tel: 01485 540620 email:
        Record £7,300 raised at Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim

                hile most of us wait until summer to take a dip in the sea,
                over a hundred and eighty swimmers in fancy dress braved
        Wthe  Wash  on  Christmas  Day  watched  by  thousands  of
          The annual event is organised by Hunstanton and District Round
        Table and Ed Napolitano, he of Soap Box Derby fame, reported that a
        not only record amount of £7,300 had been raised, but the club was
        applying to the Guinness Book of Records for the largest fancy dress
        swim ever.
          Taking on the coldest of all jobs, holding the banner beneath which
        all participants must pass, were Matt Hallard and Ben Collins.
          As always there were some fantastic costumes including an elephant,
        Donald Trump, elves, cops and robbers and the Flintstones but it was
        Nigel Chapman who scooped the individual prize dressed as Jesus and
        wearing a badge saying ‘It’s my birthday’.

        Credit for all Christmas Swim photos: Chris Bishop
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