An open water swimmer is taking a dip in the North Sea three times a week through the winter to raise money for the Birth Trauma Association.
Gill Castle from Alnwick has a stoma bag after childbirth complications. She's swimming in her bikini to highlight the stigma of wearing a bag - something she's never done publicly until June of this year.
Gill gave birth to her son Sam in October 2011, at 34 weeks, and suffered severe birth complications resulting in a permanent stoma (colostomy).
Our reporter Julia Breen went down to Boulmer Beach to see Gill - watch the full report: