David Baddiel and Emmerdale's Eric Pollard join Coverack Christmas swim

Falmouth Packet: The first group of swimmers to enter Coverack Harbour this year. The first group of swimmers to enter Coverack Harbour this year.

Almost 150 swimmers took an icy dip in the sea at Coverack to start their Christmas Day.

The annual festive swim was raising money, as always, for Cancer Research UK.

This year the event had a theme for the first time. This led to various Pink Ladies and T-Birds from the film Grease splashing around the in water – although the usual festive fancy dress was also on show.

Among the swimmers this year was comedian David Baddiel, a regular to the swim, as well as Chris Chittell who plays Eric Pollard on Emmerdale, in what is believed to be his first time at the event.

This year’s swim has already raised around £4,000, with more still coming in.

In total, the event has raised almost £100,000 since it began 45 years ago.

 

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11:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

molesworth says...

As far as I am concerned Mr Baddiel is welcome in Cornwall even though he is a celebrity because he has had the good taste to have married a Cornish maid from Flushing. Not sure about letting the other 'celebrity', Mr Pollard, in though. We have to guard against celebrities. They generally vexate.
As far as I am concerned Mr Baddiel is welcome in Cornwall even though he is a celebrity because he has had the good taste to have married a Cornish maid from Flushing. Not sure about letting the other 'celebrity', Mr Pollard, in though. We have to guard against celebrities. They generally vexate. molesworth

3:18pm Mon 30 Dec 13

meerkats says...

Well done to all the swimmers who took part and raised a fantastic amount. Think its great that the 2 celebs also took part ,by giving up their time and joining in with the community.
Well done to all the swimmers who took part and raised a fantastic amount. Think its great that the 2 celebs also took part ,by giving up their time and joining in with the community. meerkats

6:43pm Mon 30 Dec 13

molesworth says...

They're only human Meerkats. And no better than you.
They're only human Meerkats. And no better than you. molesworth

7:55am Tue 31 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Celebrities are only human same as the rest of us but you cant avoid it that they have popularity with a lot of people and if that helps raise money by joining in with community events then why not is what i say. Just as long as they dont get any preferential treatment anywhere then i dont care. You already have some tv people living on the Lizard anyway.
Celebrities are only human same as the rest of us but you cant avoid it that they have popularity with a lot of people and if that helps raise money by joining in with community events then why not is what i say. Just as long as they dont get any preferential treatment anywhere then i dont care. You already have some tv people living on the Lizard anyway. Rainbow over Helston

8:41am Tue 31 Dec 13

molesworth says...

Perhaps the tv people living on the Lizard could start a colony then any celebs 'off the telly' could go and stay there rather than other places like Falmouth (which already has all the students). The TV celeb colony could be gated so they couldn't get out and yet give them the impression that they were keeping us adoring civilians away.
Newquay works well for young keeping drunken debauched party goers away from our lovely towns and villages as does Rock for corralling nouveau riche snobs. Helford takes care of the boring old ****, West Penwith takesd the loonies who can't fit in anywhere else. TV people being kept on the Lizard could be the way forward.
Perhaps the tv people living on the Lizard could start a colony then any celebs 'off the telly' could go and stay there rather than other places like Falmouth (which already has all the students). The TV celeb colony could be gated so they couldn't get out and yet give them the impression that they were keeping us adoring civilians away. Newquay works well for young keeping drunken debauched party goers away from our lovely towns and villages as does Rock for corralling nouveau riche snobs. Helford takes care of the boring old ****, West Penwith takesd the loonies who can't fit in anywhere else. TV people being kept on the Lizard could be the way forward. molesworth

11:38am Tue 31 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

molesworth wrote:
Perhaps the tv people living on the Lizard could start a colony then any celebs 'off the telly' could go and stay there rather than other places like Falmouth (which already has all the students). The TV celeb colony could be gated so they couldn't get out and yet give them the impression that they were keeping us adoring civilians away.
Newquay works well for young keeping drunken debauched party goers away from our lovely towns and villages as does Rock for corralling nouveau riche snobs. Helford takes care of the boring old ****, West Penwith takesd the loonies who can't fit in anywhere else. TV people being kept on the Lizard could be the way forward.
That is certainly an interesting philosophy molesworth, I think perhaps I am living in the wrong place then!

Glad to see a good amount of money raised at the Coverack Christmas swim, I used to do the Polurrian Boxing Day one but not anymore unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the tv people living on the Lizard could start a colony then any celebs 'off the telly' could go and stay there rather than other places like Falmouth (which already has all the students). The TV celeb colony could be gated so they couldn't get out and yet give them the impression that they were keeping us adoring civilians away. Newquay works well for young keeping drunken debauched party goers away from our lovely towns and villages as does Rock for corralling nouveau riche snobs. Helford takes care of the boring old ****, West Penwith takesd the loonies who can't fit in anywhere else. TV people being kept on the Lizard could be the way forward.[/p][/quote]That is certainly an interesting philosophy molesworth, I think perhaps I am living in the wrong place then! Glad to see a good amount of money raised at the Coverack Christmas swim, I used to do the Polurrian Boxing Day one but not anymore unfortunately. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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