Stretham Football Club players decided to tackle the chills of an ice bath to raise money for the Caring for Cambridgeshire's Homeless charity.

The group took the plunge and took on a combined one hour ice bath.

The ice bath challenge took place on February 25 just after 12:30pm, after a frantic rush to find 200kg of ice that morning.

Wearing a beanie and their swimwear, the team managed to complete a combined time of 70 minutes in the freezing water.

Initially, the lads set out to raise £1,000 for the homeless charity. 

However, they managed to pass their target and raise an amazing £3,800 for Caring for Cambridgeshire's Homeless.

Ely Standard: The players braved the cold!The players braved the cold! (Image: Stretham Football Club)

The money that the team managed to raise will go towards essential supplies (such as sleeping bags and clothing), as well as food and drinks for the charity to distribute across the county.

The aim of Caring for Cambridgeshire's Homeless is to offer support to the homeless and vulnerably housed in the county.

Small teams of volunteers at the charity take out donated items of hot drinks, food, toiletries, clothing, as well as any other items that might bring comfort to a person's life on the street.

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The team's Just Giving page is still open for anyone that would like to make a donation:

Ely company, Soopa Doopa Branding, sponsored the event.

They kitted out the players with beanies and towels ahead of the ice bath.

A spokesperson for Stretham Football Club said: "A special thanks goes to everyone involved, Debbie Fairhurst and Steve Aldhouse from the charity who attended the event in person to show support, and to each and every person that took the time to follow the journey and donate to this amazing cause."