A CHARITY event saw people swim for four hours in a cold lake at the weekend.

The fundraiser, which took place at Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa in Chesterton on Saturday, was for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, and its 62-bedroom facility at the Oxford Children's Hospital.

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Staff, members and non-members dressed in wetsuits and took the plunge, swimming in their 30-minute slot which allowed a steady flow of swimmers throughout the day.

The event managed to raise £1571.28.

Ronald McDonald House's facility in Oxford provides free home-from-home accommodation to families whilst their child is in hospital, ensuring parents are only ever minutes from their child's bedside.

Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa also held a swimming fundraiser last month which raised more than £2,100.