MORE than £2,000 has been presented to the dippers who welcomed in the year by braving horrendous weather.
The cheque presentation was carried out by Bognor Regis Lions Club which organised the annual new year’s day event.
Chris Hooton received £717 from Lions president Linda Wellard for Bognor’s rugby club which will use the money to pay for food on its tour of Holland.
Kim Morgan was given a £157 cheque for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Karen Knights raised funds for the Lions.
Bognor Regis Swimming Club also benefited with £406. Plans are being made for the 2015 dip. Anyone interested should contact Lion Richard Johns on 01243 262240.