Editor's Viewpoint: Help our charities
Just reading about those hardy souls plunging into our seas yesterday is enough to send a shiver through the rest of us.
But these were no foolhardy escapades by people with more courage than sense. They were ways of raising money for charities such as the CLIC Sargent Homes from Home appeal backed by this newspaper.
Once again we see that some people will go to almost any lengths and suffer all sorts of discomfort just to help others less fortunate than themselves. For the rest of us there is a much easier option - just give generously to any of the charities highlighted by these brave swimmers. That should warm them up a bit.