Two friends are taking a cold plunge each day this month in a bid to raise money for a Bungay school.

Adam Bedwell and Sam Riseborough first began cold dipping in November in the River Waveney with a number of fellow colleagues at publisher Clays.

The pair have now decided to do the March Cold Dip Challenge in a bid to raise money for Bungay Primary School to fund trips for its pupils.

Mr Bedwell, whose two sons are at Bungay Primary School, said: "My wife is on the PTA and over the last six months or so they have done various fundraising things for the school.

"Me and Sam challenged ourselves last November to go for cold dips and were really getting into it.

"There was a challenge going about to then go for a cold swim each day in March, and Sam and I thought we would do it to raise money."

Beccles & Bungay Journal: A group of chaps braving the Waveney in winter including Mr Risenborough (right) and Mr Bedwell (left)A group of chaps braving the Waveney in winter including Mr Risenborough (right) and Mr Bedwell (left) (Image: Adam Bedwell)

The dippers set a low target of £250 and "couldn't believe" they had beaten this just a few days in.

"We have now raised nearly £1000, at this point, the sky is the limit.

"It has been amazing to raise money, and give something back, we hope it is for school trips as we understand these have been few and far between since the pandemic."

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Adam Bedwell firming the coldAdam Bedwell firming the cold (Image: Adam Bedwell)

Bungay Primary School headteacher, Amy Chambers, said: "The lads have gone above and beyond.

"We are really grateful for them from the bottom of our hearts, and so delighted they selected to raise money for our school.

"Schools trips have been scarce since the pandemic and then the cost of living crisis and we will ensure that every penny they raise goes towards them."

To donate to the March dip challenge visit