The St Albans Polar Bear Plunge returns for another year. Start 2017 off with a splash and brave the plunge into the icy water at the Sub Aqua Club pool on Cottonmill Lane in St Albans and help raise money for charity.
On 1st January 2017, 11.30am to 4pm you can book your slot to take the plunge, or just come along and show your support for a fantastic local event. Tickets should be purchased in advance for plungers and supporters and you can get your tickets now! Some tickets may be available on the day but if you want to reserve a particular time-slot and guarantee your place, get booking!
Take a leap into the new year and plunge into the outdoor, unheated pool, all to raise money for charity. In 2016 the event attracted 151 plucky plungers ranging from 5 to 66 years old and well over 150 spectators to cheer them on.
Food, hot drinks, postcards, musical entertainment, raffle, a bar, and glitter tattoos (waterproof of course) guarantee a bustling event for a unique start to your New Year. All plucky plungers receive a warming hot chocolate, a medal and huge round of applause and cheers.
Fancy dress costumes are welcome, and prizes are awarded – 2016 saw a penguin, some Santas, a troupe of snowman, a giraffe, Banana Man, a Ghostbuster and even Buzz Lightyear! Plunge on your own, as a family or even as a group or team!
The St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2016 raised £5093.28 for charity and the organisers hope to raise even more in 2017, for Earth Works St Albans and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
For a refreshing start to your 2017, grab tickets now – or gift some to a plucky pal – or just go along and show your support as a super spectator. See Polar Bear Plunge St Albans 2017 on Facebook for more details or contact the Polar Bear PA on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2017 takes place on 1st January 2017, 11.30am to 4pm.
Book tickets now: http://buytickets.at/pola
Many thanks to Jeanette Lendon Photography for giving up her time to support the St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2016 and take the photographs above.