Forget goosebumps, it was time for the annual 'turkeybumps' on Boxing Day when huge crowds of people threw themselves into the chilly sea at Poldhu.

The Poldhu Boxing Day Swim, organised by the owners of the Poldhu Beach Cafe, Ross and Natalie Hocking, grows in popularity every year as people look for a reason to get out the house and cleanse themselves of the excesses of the previous day.

This year more than 1,500 attended - including spectators - with an estimated 400 to 500 people jumping into the sea.

Free mulled wine or hot spiced apple was given out at the cafe for all swimmers after they dipped.

As always, the swim was raising money for Children's Hospice South West, the charity that the cafe supports at all its events throughout the year.

This year's swim raised just over £600, taking the total so far to £11,675 raised for the charity since 2010 - with Ross and Natalie hoping to reach £15,000 by the end of 2019 through the Easter Duck Race and next Boxing Day swim.

Ross said: "It was lovely weather, with no rain and great calm conditions.

"Each year the swim is getting busier and busier - this year was amazing.

"We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and to Southern Lights tanning salon, which donated £75 which they had collected throughout the year.

"There was a great fun atmosphere and it was a great way to work off the Christmas roast and blow away the cobwebs."

He thanked everyone who had supported the cafe and its events throughout 2018.