Students take the plunge

More than 80 people plunged into the icy surf in support of Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Staff, students and community members braved the chilly conditions at Omanu beach this morning for the third annual Polar Bear Plunge, organised by Mount Maunganui College students.

The winter dip started in 2011 when Mount Maunganui College student Jed Roberts died after a battle with leukaemia.

The swim each year is a memorial for Jed and a way to raise money for the foundation which supports patients and their famillies.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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