200 to take part in Bray Sea Swim

Bray People - - News -

TO­MOR­ROW morn­ing will her­ald the 25th an­niver­sary of the leg­endary Bray Sea Swim, with or­gan­is­ers hop­ing to raise a mas­sive €25,000 for lo­cal char­i­ties.

More than 200 swim­mers have signed up to ‘take the plunge’ in the chilly Ir­ish Sea at Bray Seafront and many of those brave souls are plan­ning to take part in fancy dress.

Can­cer Sup­port groups in Bray and Grey­stones as well as Bray Lions Se­nior Cit­i­zens Fund will be the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the 2009 Bray Sea Swim which will com­mence at 12 noon at the South­ern end of Bray Seafront. Since 1984 hun­dreds of brave swim­mers have been pre­pared to swim at Bray and in the process they have raised €209, 120 for a large num­ber of lo­cal char­i­ties. This year the or­gan­is­ers are con­fi­dent that they will mark the quar­ter cen­tury of the event by rais­ing a record sum and ex­ceed­ing the €20, 120 raised in last year’s sea­sonal splash.

‘We look for­ward to see­ing a huge turnout of lo­cal peo­ple on the seafront to cheer on the swim­mers,’ said John McEvoy of Bray Lions Club.

Vol­un­teers can still make an eleventh hour de­ci­sion to take part in the New Year dip and help this year’s nom­i­nated char­i­ties. For a swim card con­tact Joe Codyre on (086) 8561888.

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