Tulips swim on New Year’s Eve

After two successful fundraising festive dips on Christmas Day, more hardy swimmers are preparing to take the plunge on New Year’s Eve, to raise money for charity.

The 11am swim at Lapta’s Fly Inn Beach Bar in aid of the Help Those With Cancer Association (Tulips) will take place on Thursday, December 31.

Organiser Jackie Pennington, who led the event by braving the wintry waters at Kervansaray beach in previous years, said a dozen prospective swimmers were currently collecting sponsorships. She and Tulips duo Sue Tilt and Carole King called on the “brave” to “give it a go for a really good cause”, and others to come and cheer them on. Mulled wine and food will be available at the venue, and buckets will be passed around for making donations.

To join the event, call Ms Pennington on 0533 872 3237 – or get a sponsorship form from the Fly Inn or by email from


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