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Midwinter Swim raises over £10,000

Hundreds of people have dived into the first annual Midwinter Swim and raised over ?10,000 for Crisis.

The brave fundraisers took to the icy waters of the Brockwell Lido in South London.

Hosting the event was recently-crowned ‘Best Female TV Comic’ Jo Brand fresh from the British Comedy Awards.  The long-term Crisis supporter was on hand to give out certificates and cheer on the participants.

She said: "Seeing 200 people jump into Brockwell Lido in aid of Crisis warmed my heart on what was a very chilly day. Well done to all involved and congratulations on raising thousands of pounds, it was a pleasure to host the Midwinter Swim."

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