Hundreds of swimmers and supporters will assemble on the Golden Sands Beach at Whitehaven Harbour later this morning.
Last year more than twenty thousand pounds was raised by members of the Golden Sands Polar Bear Club plunged into the icy waters of the North Sea.
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