Thousands expected for Wembury New Year’s Day swim 10th anniversary

More than 2,000 people are expected to take part in Wembury’s New Year’s Day swim to mark its 10th anniversary.

The swim, which sees brave swimmers take to the waves at Wembury beach near Plymouth, was founded in 2010 by 85-year-old Terry Clarke.

Since Terry first decided to take the plunge, the swim has grown into a major event - with hundreds taking part.

The swim was founded by 85-year-old Terry Clarke. Credit: Chris Marshall

Money raised from the event is donated to a local charity and, this year, Terry has chosen to support Derriford Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

He heard about the NICU, which provides care for very ill newborn babies and their parents, while waiting for a hospital appointment.

Are you going to go for a dip? Credit: Chris Marshall

All donations are welcome on the day, with the fancy dress competition starting at 1pm and the 'big plunge' at 2pm.