Why people will be leaping into the river this weekend...

LG_Littlehampton Leap 2015. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150902-102336001
LG_Littlehampton Leap 2015. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150902-102336001

THIS Sunday will see people leaping off a bridge – all in the name of a good cause.

This year, the group is helping The Arun Dolphins Swimming Club. It is a weekly swimming club for adults with disabilities and special needs held at Littlehampton swimming pool.

The event involves jumping from the Red Footbridge across the River Arun.

Sponsored leapers in fancy dress, leap into to the chilly waters and quickly pick up by our recovery boats and taken to the pontoons by the Arun View in.

Here, the jumpers can change and have free hot soup in the front bar. The staff and customers often help by joining in the event.

A grand raffle is then held in the pub.

Last year’s event raised around £3,500, which was higher than usual. It was shared between TS Implacable and St Barnabas House hospice.

Anyone who would like to find out about joining the Arun Divers or trying out scuba diving can contact Gary on 01903 413500, mobile 07788 177773 or email gary@arundivers.org.uk.