Readers’ pics of our Boxing Day dips

HUNDREDS of brave swimmers donned fancy dress and raced into the North Sea in four separate Boxing Day dips in South Shields.

Supporters of good causes in South Tyneside turned out in their droves to plunge into the freezing waters in aid of cancer charity Cancer Connections, the Cruse Crew’s, which is raising money for a bereavement support group, St Clare’s Hospice, Jarrow, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Karen Pringle & Jessie Stevens at the St Clare's Boxing Day Dip. Picture by Phil Haswell.

Karen Pringle & Jessie Stevens at the St Clare's Boxing Day Dip. Picture by Phil Haswell.

The Gazette covered these events on Saturday but we asked readers to send in their own pictures. Here’s how you saw the events.