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Gorleston hospice swim is rearranged for February 25 after disappearance of Sophie Smith

PUBLISHED: 10:46 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 06 February 2018

The search for missing Sophie Smith, on the beach at California in north Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

The search for missing Sophie Smith, on the beach at California in north Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

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A charity swim in Gorleston that was cancelled after Sophie Smith went missing from the town on Boxing Day has been rescheduled.

Three images of missing Sophie Smith, who has not been seen since she left her Gorleston home in the early hours of Boxing Day morning. Pictures: With permission of @sarah_janee_xo/Norfolk PoliceThree images of missing Sophie Smith, who has not been seen since she left her Gorleston home in the early hours of Boxing Day morning. Pictures: With permission of @sarah_janee_xo/Norfolk Police

The East Coast Hospice fundraising dip was due to be held on New Year’s Day but was postponed out of respect to the 21-year-old’s family.

The dip will now take place on Sunday, February 25 from 10.30am at the beach behind the Pier Hotel.

The Pier Hotel is sponsoring the event and is offering warm refreshments to all entrants after the event.

A spokesman for East Coast Hospice said: “The event was postponed on New Year’s Day in respect to missing Sophie Smith when coastal searches were in progress at the time.

“The charity is calling on local residents to be brave and bold and dip in in support of raising essential funds for the hospice appeal.”

To sign up to the charity dip you need to be aged at least 16.

Sign up by visiting www.eastcoastdip.org.uk

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