A nude swim in a secret Tauranga location has raised more than $9000 for local people living with breast cancer.
Fourteen brave men and women bared all in a 100m Nude Dude Swim to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust.
Helen Alice, service manager for Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga, said 14 swimmers turned up to a secret location last night to support the cause.
Alice said the event, now in its second year, raised more than $9100 to provide both emotional and practical support services for Tauranga people diagnosed with breast cancer.
"We are really pleased with that, it is a fantastic figure for 14 swimmers," she said.
"That money is really important for our service."
Alice said the prize for the most funds raised went to a woman who raised $2700, with the Papamoa Pony Club also raising more than $1000.
Coast Tauranga Breakfast show host Brian Kelly (BK) was one of the 14 people who dropped their pink sarongs for a dip in the nude.
"It was great, it was really fun," he said. "It was the most idyllic setting. It was just beautiful."
The cause was one dear to Kelly's heart after losing his mother-in-law to breast cancer.
"I really wanted to support a local Tauranga/Bay of Plenty organisation that helps people going through breast cancer," he said.
Kelly said he would do it again and hoped to encourage more people to get over the fear of getting nude in public for a good cause.
"I would like to see it made into a big event," he said. "Once everybody dropped their sarongs nobody cared. Everybody was there for the same cause."
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