Midwinter Dip for the brave

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

There’s no es­cap­ing that shock­ing sen­sa­tion when you hit the wa­ter, but the hardy among us will rel­ish the feel­ing.

Plim­mer­ton Kinder­garten is host­ing the 19th edi­tion of the an­nual Midwinter Dip on Sun­day at Kare­hana Bay.

This year, money raised will go to­wards a ma­jor ren­o­va­tion of the kinder­garten’s bath­room. Coor­gan­iser Mega Kr­ish­nan said sup­port from the com­mu­nity and spon­sors, in­clud­ing Aard­vark, Firth and Har­courts, was hugely ap­pre­ci­ated.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple don’t re­alise it’s a fundraiser for the kindy – they just come along to en­joy day, and jump into freez­ing cold wa­ter,’’ she said.

Kr­ish­nan said ages of par­tic­i­pants will vary, as would the cos­tumes of many who take the plunge. For those con­tent to stay on solid ground, there will be sausages, soup, bak­ing and cof­fee to con­sume, and a beach dig and games to take part in.

The event kicks off at 11am and the dip is at noon. Prizes for the best cos­tumes in­clude In­ter­is­lander travel and theatre vouch­ers.

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