A BERKSHIRE hospice is calling for supporters to take the plunge in its first open water swim challenge this summer.

Thames Hospice is hosting its first open water swim challenge at Bray Lake on Sunday, July 2, to raise vital funds for the charity.

The challenge offers a range of distances from 500m to 10km where participants can swim individually or as part of a team.

Thames Hospice’s head of community and events, Claire Redrup, said: “It means so much to us, our community and supporters that this event will be taking place at the Hospice, in Bray Lake.

“Not only will you be swimming in stunning surroundings to raise vital funds for the Hospice, but you’ll also be engaging in an activity that has so many incredible health and well-being benefits.”

The open water swim is open for adults aged 18+, of all swimming abilities.

Registration fees start at £30 per person and all participants will receive a swim hat, medal and hot drink on the day.

The event is being run in partnership with Thames Hospice and Bray Lake Watersports, and is being sponsored by The Shanley Foundation.