The organisers of the annual Burghead swim have announced the charities which are to benefit from this year’s dip.
The main charity is Help for Heroes which aims to support service men and woman who have been injured in the line of duty.
Organising committee member Helen McLeod said: “We decided the main charity would be Help for Heroes, which is very well known, and hopefully it will be a popular choice.”
There were 23 charities nominated and organisers said it was difficult to choose.
As there were so many applicants, it was decided to give small donations to three charities.
Those also to benefit are the Burghead Amenities Association, which at present is undertaking a project to convert the old railway yard to a community garden; the Friendship Fund in Elgin, an organisation set up to help those in the Moray area who have MS, and Buckie-based Crossreach Counselling, who cover the whole of the Moray area. It has 15 trained volunteers and two part time councillors and helps people of all ages in difficult circumstances.
The Burghead Boxing Day swim celebrates its 29th birthday this year and more than £100,000 has been raised for dozens of charities across the county.