Taking the plunge raises £400 plus

The swimmers who took part in a New Year's Day swim for the RNLI in Hastings
The swimmers who took part in a New Year's Day swim for the RNLI in Hastings

SIX brave swimmers went into the icy sea on New Year’s Day in the name of charity.

The group swam 12 strokes from the harbour arm and raised more than £400 for the RNLI.

They set off at 11.11am to mark the first day of 2011.

After their charity swim they were rewarded with hot wish.

The swimmers were Nick Snelling, Craig Sams, George Cole, Martin Saunders, Ann Novotny and Adrienne Snelling.