TOWIE favourite James ‘Arg’ Argent plunged into icy waters in for our hospice.

Reality TV star James Argent joined a group of thirty fearless fundraisers at our Ice Plunge at Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead on Sunday 10 February.

James, who in recent times has been seen showing off his singing vocals with his band, tackled freezing winter water to help raise funds and awareness.

On completion of swimming across the icy water, participants warmed up in the poolside sauna and enjoyed a hot refreshment.

James, who visited Haven House last week with girlfriend and Dancing on Ice star Gemma Collins, said: “I have been a supporter of Haven House Children’s Hospice for over six years now and have visited the hospice in Woodford on a number of occasions to meet the children and staff. It is such an incredible place and I am always blown away by their work.

“Far from being a clinical place for children, Haven House is a family home – a happy place of stability, support and care for all our families and children. It is a lifeline of support during a very precious period of time.”

The 31-year-old added: “Haven House is inspirational, and I am delighted to be supporting the charity’s latest fundraising event, the Ice Plunge. I am really looking forward to the challenge. It sure is going to be chilly. I think it will be a case of mind over matter on the day. It’s important that I give Haven House my support and that the local community keep trying to raise money for the charity because the work they do needs funding.”

Nathan Ramsden, North London community fundraising executive at Haven House, said: “We are delighted that James Argent will be taking part in our winter challenge. The Ice Plunge is a great way to raise funds for life-limited children and it’s going to be a lot of fun on the day.”

Anyone wishing to take on the challenge can now register on the day. To find out more please contact Nathan Ramsden at Haven House on 020 8498 5842 or email [email protected]