Renewed call for midwinter charity swimmers

The charity behind a midwinter swim has made a renewed call for Brixton locals to take the plunge at Brockwell Lido on December 14.

The event will see swimmers dive into the cold waters for a good cause, in a bid to help the homeless in this cold winter.

This is the second year that the homeless charity Crisis has organised the Midwinter Swim. In 2012 raised £16,000, and is looking to raise more for the sake of those in need.

Leslie Morphy, Crisis chief executive, said: “Last year’s Midwinter Swim raised a significant amount of money and we now need more people to sign up to make the 2013 event even more successful. With homelessness rising, the money raised is more vital than ever.”

Crisis is hoping for a turn-out of 250 people to take part in their event, providing each swimmer with a special Crisis swimming cap for the occasion and be able to enjoy a warm shower after they have braved the cold waters of Lido.

Hot drinks and food are also provided from the nearby Lido Cafe, and spectators are welcome to come and watch.

Registration opens for the event at 11am, and swimmers are asked to arrive no later than 11.30am.

Details of the event and how to register can be found on our online calendar.