Brave swimmers take to the water once again for the Daily Dip in aid of homelessness

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Brave swimmers are taking to the water once again this month to raise money for a UK homelessness charity.

The January Daily Dip is in its sixth year and sees swimmers take to the cold water to raise money for Crisis, the UK's homelessness charity.

So far the events have raised approximately £128,000 for homeless and displaced people.

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Louise Studd, one of the daily dippers, said: “We have grown from an original team of three and this year there are around 15 dippers, all taking the plunge in just our cossies and big smiles every single day throughout January.

Some of the Daily Dippers.Some of the Daily Dippers.
Some of the Daily Dippers.

“We'll be sharing our stories and swimming adventures over the coming weeks as well as having some guest dippers along as part of our support team. Everyone taking part is an experienced cold water swimmer and safety is a key consideration.”

“Despite living in the world’s sixth biggest economy, people are still living with no place to call their home in this country. This is terrible and we want to do what we can to change it.

Homelessness can be overwhelming. It’s uncomfortable to confront. Sometimes the more we see it, the more we want to look away. But ignoring homelessness won’t help us to end it. This crisis has reached urgent levels. 300,000 households across Great Britain could be forced into homelessness next year because of the rising cost of living and the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.”

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