Take a dip this Christmas Day!

ONE of the area’s most popular festive events, the Christmas Day Swim in Charmouth, is once again expected to draw hundreds of spectators, as well as those brave enough to take a dip in aid of the RNLI.

Fancy dress is not compulsory but vicars, dinosaurs, Father Christmases and pirates are expected to turn up for a splash in the sea at 11am. Participants should get to the beach by 10.30am.

Sue and Matthew Bracey of Charmouth’s Royal Oak pub are once again supporting the swim and will be providing mulled wine.

Sue said: “The free wine goes down very well with the swimmers, but this year we will have more bottles so that we can serve spectators as well for a donation to the RNLI.”

Volunteer members of Lyme Regis lifeboat crew will be keeping a watchful eye out during the event, which will be subject to a risk assessment of conditions during the morning.

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