Almost a hundred volunteers across Scotland will be welcoming the new year in with a brave dip into the icy waters of Stonehaven Harbour to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent.
This annual festive tradition is in its sixth year. Hundreds of hardy swimmers are invited to start 2014 with a plunge into the sea before enjoying some well deserved hot soup.
This year's event hopes to raise more than £15,000 to help CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children and young people and their families cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
Area Fundraising Manager, Peter Logie said: "What better way to get the new year off to a fresh start by making a difference and have some fun doing it. It's great to see people from across the region all running into the sea and supporting the charity. Thank you to everybody who is taking part and braving the frosty temperatures of the winter water."
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About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk.
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