Watch our slideshow of pictures from Sunderland's Boxing Day Dip

Hundreds of fundraisers braved the icy North Sea to take part in Sunderland's annual Boxing Day Dip.

They were roared on by thousands of spectators along Seaburn sea front at the Sunderland Lions Club event.

Wonder Woman was among the brave participants at today's Sunderland Boxing Day Dip.

Wonder Woman was among the brave participants at today's Sunderland Boxing Day Dip.

Our photographer was there too to capture plucky participants for our slideshow of pictures.

You can read our full dip report here and remember you can order copies of these and all our staff photos by logging on here.

This contributed pictures shows Julie Reay, centre, with her team of fundraisers before today's dip. They were raising money for 4Louis, a charity which provides memory boxes, specialist equipment and funds NHS staff bereavement training.

This contributed pictures shows Julie Reay, centre, with her team of fundraisers before today's dip. They were raising money for 4Louis, a charity which provides memory boxes, specialist equipment and funds NHS staff bereavement training.