A group of 45 students from De La Salle College braved the inhospitable waters of Carlingford Lough recently in an attempt to raise funds for local boy Caoimhín Sheridan.
Caoimhín, a four year old boy, is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
The brave students gathered at and although the weather forecast had predicted mild conditions of thirteen degrees it was more like three degrees on the exposed pier.
But the students persevered and with chattering teeth, purple skin and brain freeze they took their steps into the water knowing that the cold weather made the endeavour all the more than worthwhile.
The boys descended into the water to loud cheers from family members, and staff from the school.
School teachers Ms Mc Adam and Mr Mc Ardle also took the plunge while their colleagues stood by in admiration.
The dip was organised this year by Ms. Pamela Campbell and Ms. Cara Mc Adam, who were overwhelmed by the supreme efforts of the students involved and the generous sponsorship of their friends and family.
Students from the school demonstrated their generous nature by knocking on doors all the way from Castletown to Castlebellingham and from Blackrock to the Ballymac in order to raise the much needed funds for Caoimhín.
The staggering amount raised by the students was over €2500 and will offer some financial support to Caoimhín and his parents at this difficult time.
The school thanked all those who were involved in this event and who sponsored the students’ efforts.