Whitburn woman bringing North East Skinny Dip back for 2022 - here's how to enter
An event in support of a mental health charity is inviting people to run into the North Sea wearing only the clothes they were born in.
The North East Skinny Dip 2022 takes place at Northumberland’s Druridge Bay on Sunday, September 25 to raise money for Mind.
It will be an early rise for the dippers, with plodging set to begin shortly before 7am when the sun rises.
North East Skinny Dip is an annual event and this year’s plunge marks its 10th anniversary. To join requires a ticket, available online.
More than a thousand pledges have been made so far. Since the first skinny dip in 2012, more than £80,000 has been raised.
Anyone who might feel a little self-conscious might like to consider that hundreds of other people will be there doing exactly the same thing.
Jax said: “North East Skinny Dip is a celebration of life, of nature and of our own, unique, physical bodies. It’s about taking a risk and embracing a moment of pure joy and freedom.
“It also provides a rare opportunity to step into our vulnerability, confront shame and smash the beauty myth.
“NESD is not just a skinny dip; it’s an experience. There is no better way to welcome the winter than stripping down to skin at sunrise and running wild and free into the North Sea with hundreds of other people.”
There will be dedicated water safety cover on hand between 6.30am and 7.30am. There is no obligation to be naked at NESD, but it is encouraged.