Hundreds of hardy fundraisers braved the icy North Sea at South Shields for charity in a series of Boxing Day Dips.
A host of good causes benefited as people donned fancy dress outfits and ran into the water in three separate dips - though a fourth, in aid of St Clare's Hospice at Jarrow, was cancelled for safety reasons.
Our photographer Stuart Norton was there for them all. See if you can spot yourself on one of his pictures.
* Did you take any pictures at a dip? We'd love to see them. Share them with us on Twitter @shieldsgazette, via our Facebook page, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.