Brave the cold and take a dip this Christmas with Ryde Inshore Rescue, who are hosting a Boxing Day Swim at Appley on 26th December.

This free event is set to be fun for all the family and the perfect opportunity to support your local independent lifeboat.

Both of Ryde Inshore Rescue’s lifeboats will be providing safety cover for all the swimmers and the organisation’s shop will be open for hot drinks.

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Monies raised both through sponsorship and donations on the day will go towards the continued running of the life-saving service.

You can sign up to take part in the event at Sponsorship forms can be requested by emailing [email protected].

Wednesday 26th December

12:30 – Registration opens
13:00 – Safety briefing for all swimmers outside the station
13:15 – Lifeboat demonstration outside the station with both boats – subject to operational requirements
13:30 – SWIM! All swimmers into the water at the sound of the tractor horn
13:55 – All swimmers to be clear of the water
14:00 – Coastguard helicopter display with Coastguard Rescue 175 and the new Ryde Rescue 1 – subject to operational requirements

There is plenty of council parking at Appley, both on the seafront and at Appley Park.

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You can donate to Ryde Inshore Rescue at anytime through Just Giving at

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