Superhero theme for New Year's dip in memory of Erin

Erin Bonar.
Erin Bonar.

A Whitehead schoolgirl who helped to give four others the gift of life will be remembered during a fundraiser next month.

The New Year’s Day dip will return to Brown’s Bay, Islandmagee in memory of Erin Bonar.

Participants at last year's swim.

Participants at last year's swim.

A pupil of Whitehead Primary School, the five-year-old passed away in 2015.

Erin saved the lives of three small children and a man in his forties through the amazing gift of organ donation - inspiring the superhero theme for the event on January 1.

Participants are this year raising funds for Angel Wishes, a charity that supports local children fighting cancer.

The event begins at 1pm, with refreshments, entertainment and a raffle afterwards at Whitehead Golf Club.