Jade Thirlwall and Joe McElderry brave the elements at Boxing Day dips in South Shields

If you've been down to the beach in South Shields today it will have been quite a sight!

Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 3:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 7:30 pm
Jade Thirwall , centre, and Joe McElderry, right, took part in the Boxing Day dip for Cancer Connections.

Batman and Robin, the Little Mermaid and (most importantly) Santa Claus were spotted heading for the icy water all in the name of charity.

Little Mix's Jade Thirwall, who celebrates her birthday on Boxing Day, X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig were among the hundreds of people down on the coast doing their bit.

Jade Thirwall , centre, and Joe McElderry, right, took part in the Boxing Day dip for Cancer Connections.

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Did you take part in one of the Boxing Day dips for Cancer Connections or St Clare's Hospice? See if you can spot yourself in our pictures.

Taking the plunge.
Jade Thirwall , centre, and Joe McElderry, right, took part in the Boxing Day dip for Cancer Connections.
Taking the plunge.