Take an icy plunge to end homelessness 

swimmers take an icy dip for homelessness charity CrisisCrisis, the homelessness charity, is challenging Londoners to sign up to the Icebreaker Challenge this December. Brixton’s Brockwell Park Lido is one of three open air pools where you can take the icy plunge and raise money for people experiencing homelessness across the country this winter.

The Brockwell Park Icebreaker challenge takes place on 14 December at 11.00am. You can sign up here.

The annual Crisis Icebreaker Challenge sees fancy dress-clad swimmers take on the challenge solo, by either jumping into the freezing waters of Brockwell Lido or swimming one width or taking part in the relay race as a team of four with each team member swimming one width each.

A Crisis spokesperson said: “The registration fee of £28.87 equals the cost of reserving a place for someone who is homeless at one of Crisis’ Christmas centres. By taking part, you can help us support homeless people at the toughest time of the year – and offer a future away from homelessness.”

Swimmers are also encouraged to get friends and family involved by sponsoring their involvement, as the money raised will go towards Crisis’ year-round services which help people to leave homelessness behind for good.

Crisis swimming challenge pic of solo swimmer looking like she's getting cold feet

There will also be two more Icebreaker Challenges taking place in the New Year in London:

18 January 2020 – Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec – sign up here.

25 January 2020 – Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead Heath – sign up  here.