Superheroes braved the chill to take part in a dip at Towan Beach on Sunday to raise more than £1,800 for charity.

More than 80 caped crusaders took part in third annual Superhero in the Cold event in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Various superheroes were represented including Wonder Woman, Superman and Super Mario.

They were there to show their support for organiser Amy Gordon, who suffers from stage 4 breast cancer.

She stages the annual fundraiser to educate people on the importance of being cancer aware and to make a difference towards cancer care, treatment and prevention. 

Amy came up with the fundraising idea along with her sidekick Andrea Flannigan, as they wanted to celebrate all the “superheroes” who are battling cancer.

Sam from Dance Centered, who runs free dance classes for women affected by cancer, took the superhero dippers through a dance warm up before they ran into the cold sea.

An after party was held in the Concho Lounge to raise further funds after the dip. 

There were various stalls and activities for children including temporary tattoos, nail painting, make your own hero mask and lucky dip. There was also fortune card readings for the adults and a hoola-hoop competition.

Amy said: “The event was one of the greatest days of my life.

It completely exceeded our expectations.

“The amazing people made it so.

“The atmosphere on Towan beach was magical! There were so many people and so much love on show!

“The dance warm up was incredible and the water was absolutely freezing.

“Andrea and myself were overwhelmed with all the raffle donations and the incredible team effort that went on behind the scenes. 

“The fabulous lifeguards Alex, Elise and Agustin for giving up their own time to watch over us keeping us all safe. 

“We really can't thank people enough.

“The Concho Lounge were so generous in allowing us to use their premises and all the team there were so helpful. 

“It made the extended event possible and because of this even more money was raised.

“Currently we have raised almost £1,800 and we still have an auction running and other donations coming in.

“We are completely thrilled to be able to do this for such an important cause and hopefully make a difference for cancer patients both now and in the future.

“In Andrea I couldn't wish for a more fantastic partner to share this event with.

“Caped crusaders forever.

“There have been many moments over this last year when I wasn't sure if I would still be here for this event, I'm so pleased that I was.”

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