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A group from Tynemouth will brave the North Sea on Tuesday to mark International Women’s Day UK News

Members of the North Tyneside community are set to dive into the North Sea on Tuesday (8 March) in tribute to women throughout history and their contributions to society.

The event itself, which will take place in King Edwards Bay in Tynemouth, falls on the same day as International Women’s Day 2022.

And various celebrations will take place around the world, as a sign of respect for women and their historic global endowments.

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Hosted by personal trainer Cheryl Tanner, a 20-minute warm-up will take place starting at 6:30 a.m., before locals head out into the cold winter sea to embrace the elements.

And the 32-year-old North Shields woman behind the event is no stranger to diving herself, consistently facing the sea once a week since June 2021, to reap all the style benefits. of life and mindsets that experience brings with it.

Speaking to Chronicle Live, she said: “I’ve been going to the sea since June last year with a lot of women.”

She added: “It’s a nice little company, a good community. You can just let go, your mind is free and right now you’re not really stressing about anything or thinking about anything.

“It resets you, you’re plugged in and you feel good, and I just find that every week we’ve done that is like a drug. A good drug that you come back to because you need it.

“You just need the next shot.”

As a warm-up for Tuesday’s big event, Cheryl and around 40 others took the plunge as the sun rose around 7.30am on Sunday, before spending some quality time socializing with each other on the sand Golden.

Local business Catherine’s Cake House joined the event, providing attendees with healthy homemade pancakes to boost their energy levels after the dip itself.

Organizer Cheryl Tanner with attendees at this morning's swim
Organizer Cheryl Tanner with Sunday Dip attendees

Now looking ahead to International Women’s Day, Cheryl insisted there was no better way to mark the iconic sacrifices and contributions women have made to society, than to momentarily sacrifice their own comfort in the North Sea.

She continued, “Generally, a lot of our clients are women going through menopause, going through all sorts of difficulties trying to balance their work situations with the birth of children – all sorts.”

She added: “It’s about looking at all the accomplishments that people have made, and it’s not just in general when it comes to mental health – there’s a lot more to it than that.

“We want to insure people’s bodies, their health, their fitness, their hormones that also change throughout our lives.”

Cheryl starts warming up
Cheryl starts warming up

And Cheryl also took to social media to spread the word about Tuesday’s event.

On her public Facebook group “New Wave To Life”, she posted a video message to urge people from all walks of life to get involved.

During the video message itself, she said: “So Tuesday marks International Women’s Day, which means there’s only one thing to do.

“I’ll be hosting another free event – a warm up and dip in the sea challenge. So if you want to get involved, if you want to support small businesses [and] women, then you have to get into that dip and challenge yourself, and feel absolutely amazing afterwards.”

This morning's dip was a warm-up event for Tuesday's International Women's Day event
Sunday’s dip was a warm-up event for Tuesday’s International Women’s Day event

International Women’s Day is a globally recognized date, representing and celebrating the achievements of women socially, economically, culturally and politically.

The day also calls for accelerating gender parity across the world, in the ongoing battle for equality between men and women.

To learn more about International Women’s Day, visit their official website, here.

Alternatively, to find out more about Cheryl’s Tynemouth event, check out her official Facebook page, here.

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