Sun shines on Spittal for Superhero Splash

Dozens of dippers braved the chilly waters of the North Sea to take part in the first ever Superhero Splash at Spittal.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 4:37 pm
Superhero splash at Spittal.

And crowds of on-lookers lined the sun-kissed promenade to cheer them on.The event was organised by Cash for Kids, which raises money to help disadvantaged children in the Borders and north Northumberland.Some of the cash raised will go towards a project to make Berwick Infirmary more child-friendly, by adding a mix of fun things like wall stickers, toys and bookcases full of stories for every age and more.Rebekah O’Toole, from Cash for Kids, said: “It has been incredible to see just how many people have got behind helping their local community. The Superhero Splash at Spittal was great fun, a massive thank-you to the RNLI, Coast Guard, Tweed Striders, and Berwick Town Council for all the invaluable support. “The money raised is going to help make sure that any child that goes into hospital will be able to have as pleasant and calm experience as possible.”Radio Borders reporter Ally McGilvray ran the length of the River Tweed in the lead up to the event - a distance of almost 100 miles from its source to the sea. And Stuart Black, and other members of Tweed Striders, joined him on the final leg to help him over the line.

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The chilly waters off Spittal beach were braved for the first ever Superhero Splash.

Superhero splash at Spittal.
Superhero splash at Spittal.