All for onesie and onesie for all as dippers brave sea

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.

Four-year-old Melody Parkin takes part in a onesie dip at Bamburgh beach on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the Farnes group of Beavers and Cubs, and Hessilhead Wildlife Sanctuary.

Four-year-old Melody Parkin takes part in a onesie dip at Bamburgh beach on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, 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.”

A onesie dip at Bamburgh beach on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the Farnes group of Beavers and Cubs, and Hessilhead Wildlife Sanctuary.

A onesie dip at Bamburgh beach on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the Farnes group of Beavers and Cubs, and Hessilhead Wildlife Sanctuary.