Parents take plunge in Semerwater for junior footie players

Never mind the Romans or Turner, Semerwater welcomed Hawes’ version of Baywatch on Boxing Day.

Seven parents went for a festive dip in the lake to raise money for Hawes Utd FC Juniors who started back up in the summer.

With snow covering the tops and the lake in a bit of flood, Ben Adams, Steph Bland, Anna Fagg, Joanne Fothergill, Charlie Guy, Nick Prince and Lindsey Whaley took the plunge.

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A great turn out of supporters watched from the shore and helped bolster the already generous sponsorship by tucking into bacon sarnies, mulled wine and cake.

As well as the swimmers, the juniors would like to thank JW Cockett & Sons, Brian & Marnie Peacock and Hawes Chippie for their donations helping to ensure the event succeeded and Rachel Guy for coming up with the plan.

It looks like the group has raised way beyond initial expectations and are even considering doing it again next year.