Keeping with tradition, Jade Thirlwall spent her 24th birthday participating in the Boxing Day Dip to raise money and awareness for Cancer Connections. The Little Mix member recently shared a few photos from the event which were likely late due to being absolutely frozen from the cold North Sea waters. “It’s that time of year again where I dress like an idiot and run into the North Sea,” Jade writes on Instagram. The Boxing Day Dip has its participants dress in costumes and Jade shamelessly sported a penguin suit for the occasion.
The annual tradition had a bit more meaning for the Thirlwall family this year. Jade and her relatives participated in honor of her Aunt Norma, who recently died of pancreatic cancer. “We are forever grateful for how much they helped our Auntie and I couldn’t be happier to be a patron for such an incredible charity,” Jade says of the Cancer Connection charity.
See a few photos below.
(Photo credits: Jade Thirlwall Instagram account and UpdatingLM Twitter accounts)