Christmas time is a hard time when you have lost one of your nearest and dearest and it was always a time of year that Mum loved.

So this year, in memory of Mum, Tracey and I (Sue) are going to do something different. On Christmas Day morning we are going to go for a swim in the North Sea in fancy dress!

Yes, you heard that correctly! A cold winter's morning (all mornings are cold in December!) and we will be donning our fancy dress outfits and plunging ourselves into the North Sea, whose temperature at this time of year is about 5 degrees, all in the name of a very good cause.

Christmas is a time of giving and we are hoping you can find it in your hearts to give a little this Christmas, in memory of Mum, to such an amazing cause, so others can have the support and care Mum had when she needed it most.

Our love goes out to all of you. We wish you the happiest of Christmases, and most of all, a very, very, healthy New Year!

Sue Maddock