Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Skinny dip organisers issue appeal

A 'record-breaking' skinny dip is set to take place in the North Sea next weekend

Organisers need more people to sign up for a record-breaking skinny dip in the chilly North Sea next weekend.

Paramedic Jacqueline Higginson, from Sunderland, is organising the cheeky event at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, at about sunrise on Saturday, September 22.

The 34-year-old took part in a previous Guinness World record dip last year in Wales.

She said: "The day is also the Autumn Equinox, the transition from summer to winter.

"I cannot think of a more appropriate way to celebrate the summer and welcome the winter than stripping down to skin and running wild and free into the North Sea."

Participants are expected to strip off and then wade into the sea at least up to their waists at the event, which Miss Higginson hoped could raise £2,000 for the mental health charity Mind.

Entry costs £10 and to sign up, visit northeastskinnydip.co.uk

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