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30 bays in 30 days challenge starts

Islanders in Jersey have begun a charity challenge to swim in 30 bays in 30 days. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders in Jersey have begun a charity challenge to swim in 30 bays in 30 days.

The official launch of the challenge, which saw people take the first of the 30 dips, took place at St Brelade's Bay.

Those taking part are helping to raise money for Jersey Hospice Care and The National Trust for Jersey by paying £10 to register for the challenge, although they are also encouraged to collect sponsorship.

This is a brilliant island event.Swimmers are motivated to enjoy our wonderful coastline, often exploring bays that they haven't been to for years. Many people tell us what a pleasure it has been rediscovering sea swimming, often in groups with family and friends. Life is about making memories and as a regular sea swimmer myself, this is definitely one of my favourite fundraisers.

– Emelita Robbins, Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care

We hope as many people as possible will take part and enjoy the 30 Bays in 30 Days challenge. Please do not be put off if you think that you cannot complete the challenge in July, we encourage you to continue in August or just swim in your favourite bay as many times as you can.

– Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Jersey