STAFF at the County Gazette will be among hundreds of people taking the plunge in just over a week to raise cash for good causes in the 25th Taunton Soroptimists’ Swimathon.

Our team (pictured above) takes to the water at Taunton School on the weekend of February 9-10.

Editor Alex Cameron, one of those taking part, said: “Over the past quarter of a century the Swimathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes across our area.

“We’re thrilled to be entering a team and would love readers to sponsor us.”

It’s not the first time a team from the Gazette has taken part in the Swimathon, as the black and white photo shows.

This year, funds will go to St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, the Friends of Young Carers Project, Taunton Opportunity Group and the National Blind Children’s Society.

Please sponsor us by clicking here - any help greatly appreciated.