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400 people Get naked for cancer cure charity

August 11, 2011

Four hundred skinny dippers stripped off and plunged into the sea at Rhossili Beach in Wales to set a new world record.They braved the cold and tore off their clothes shortly before 8am, and ran into the water shrieking, reports Metro.

The existing record is believed to stand at 250 naked bathers in one location, and organisers will submit evidence to adjudicators at Guinness World Records in an attempt to claim the title.

Skinny dipper Lizzy White, 25, said: “I have flown in from Australia to take part – what was I thinking of?”But it was great fun and very exhilarating to strip off and dive into the waves, even if they are a lot colder than what I’m used to.”

Organisers hope the sponsored event, to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity and the National Trust, will bring in more than £5,000.Alison Powell said: “It was great fun – I have never seen so many happy smiling faces. We hoped for 300 people but in the end we got a lot more – I’m delighted with the turn out.”
Many of the nudists posed to have their photographs taken in the shallows to prove to their sponsors that they took part in the event.

Sue Jones, 39, of Carmarthen, said: “I’m putting my picture on Facebook for all to see. I’ve skinny dipped before in Greece and Spain. This was the first time in Wales – and the last!”

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