Killer whales, rabbits, sheep and even a tiger or two took to the North Sea at Bamburgh on Saturday in a dip with a difference to raise funds for a trio of good causes.
Young and old alike took the plunge and braved the chilly water off our coast wearing their onesies (all-in-one pyjama suits) to raise almost £500 for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) – a charity dedicated to the rescue and well-being of all marine animals in distress around the UK – the Farnes group of Beavers and Cubs and Hessilhead Wildlife Sanctuary.
Organiser Lyndsey Morris, a volunteer mammal medic with the BDMLR and who runs the Farnes group of Beavers and Cubs, said: “The Beavers and Cubs have long wanted to help marine mammals in the area. They regularly organise and take part in beach clean-ups and together we decided to do something a bit different and wacky to raise funds for all of our charities while having fun at the same time.
“The onesie dip was a great success and very well supported by locals and visitors alike. We’re already planning to make this an annual event.”