Swell of support for new year dip

Erin Bonar.  INCT 50-721-CON
Erin Bonar. INCT 50-721-CON

The organiser of a charity swim in memory of a Whitehead schoolgirl has expressed delight at the level of support for the fundraiser.

The New Year’s Day dip at County Antrim Yacht Club will next month merge with a similar venture at Brown’s Bay.

The Whitehead group will be raising funds for the NI Children’s Hospice in memory of Erin Bonar.

A pupil at Whitehead Primary School, Erin passed away suddenly earlier this year.

The five-year-old’s organs were donated, saving the lives of four other people.

This in turn inspired the ‘superhero’ theme for the fundraiser.

Organiser Maria Jones said: “We have so many joining us, as well as messaging me about donating for the raffle.”

For more information on the event, search “Whitehead New Year’s Day Dip for Northern Ireland Kids’ Hospice” on Facebook.