Get­ting su­per-cold in the name of char­ity

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s su­per­heroes pre­par­ing for the Plim­mer­ton Mid­win­ter Dip.

Co-or­gan­iser Me­gan Kr­ish­nan said the dip, in its 18th year, had be­come one of the re­gion’s most an­tic­i­pated events.

‘‘It’s a tried and true for­mula re­ally. We get crazy people who want to go into the wa­ter in the mid­dle of win­ter,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity event that people love.’’

Last year 120 people took the plunge and nearly $10,000 was raised for Plim­mer­ton Kinder­garten.

This year the money raised will go to­wards com­plet­ing the kinder­garten’s out­door area.

‘‘This will tip us over the edge to get it done,’’ Kr­ish­nan said.

There will be prizes for the best- dressed as well as spot prizes.

For those who don’t fancy Welling­ton’s chilly seas, there will plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties on shore, in­clud­ing raf­fles, cakes, hot food and drinks.

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