Big dipper dive earns Ray star

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A Hunstanton fundraiser who braved the Christmas Day Swim has been named employee of the month.

Raymond Harris, manager at The Fabulous Showboat, raised £550 for children’s charity CHIPS with his courageous dip.

Now he has awarded the title of employee of the month for December by his employers, the Praesepe Group.

Mr Harris was joined by colleagues for surprise ceremony where Praesepe Group’s chief executive officer, Nick Harding, presented him with £250 high street vouchers, a badge and certificate.

Operations manager Steve Ambrose, who nominated him, said: “Raymond thoroughly deserves this award. We encourage all our employees to contribute to charity, but only a few would have the bravery to go for a swim in the sea during winter – especially on Christmas morning.”

The CHIPS charity was set up on behalf of the gaming industry to provide specialised powered wheelchairs for children with severe mobility problems.