HARDY swimmers took part in the bracing New Year’s Day big dip in East Wittering.
Hundreds turned out on January 1 to support people as they took part in the big dip, throwing themselves into the freezing sea to raise money for a good cause.
The dip raises much-needed funds for the 1st Birdham and Witterings Scout Group and some 79 dippers, many in fancy-dress, braved the biting wind to race into the sea shortly before 1pm.
Watch a video of the dip here: East Wittering big dip
See next week’s Observer (January 8) for all the pictures and a full report from the day.