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Keith England raised hundreds for charity
More than 6,000 is thought to have been raised by dozens of people who braved the North Sea for charity.

About 100 people ran into the cold water in fancy dress - such as sharks and bikes - at Aberdeen beach to raise money on Boxing Day.

The total is still being counted but is expected to surpass last year's total which was more than 5,000.

Fundraisers take part in the Aberdeen Lions Club Nippy Dipper event every year.

We're very hopeful that it will raise more money this time round
Brownlee Armour
Aberdeen Lions Club

Among this year's dippers was Keith England, who plunged into the sea in a home-made motorbike.

Mr England, who raised hundreds of pounds for charity, joked: "I didn't get in as far as I wanted because my engine flooded."

Brownlee Armour, the president of the Aberdeen Lions Club, said: "The event went very well indeed, with about 100 people going into the water. So it has been very successful.

"People raised more than 5,000 last year and this year there were more people taking part.

"So we're very hopeful that it will raise more money than that this time round."

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