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Polar Bear Plunge

St Albans Polar Bear Plunge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]St Albans’ sixth Polar Bear Plunge – with a socially-distanced difference![/b][/p][p][b]What is the Polar Bear Plunge?[/b][/p][p]Held each New Year’s Day since 2016,[b] [/b]the famous Polar Bear Plunge usually sees locals including families, workmates and sports teams – many in fancy dress – taking a dip in the icy outdoor pool of the St Albans Sub Aqua Club – all for charity. [/p][p][b]Is the Plunge still going ahead?[/b][/p][p]We are plunging AT HOME! Please take part in our POLAR BEAR PLUNGE SUSTAINABLE ICY BUCKET CHALLENGE at home and on social media to help keep the Plunge spirit alive for local charities![/p][p][b]You could win £100 if you enter our fancy dress competition! [/b]Sponsored by Affinity Water. Last year's amazing competition winners were a family of rainbows. [/p][p]In keeping with Earthworks’ principles of [b]sustainability[/b], and to offset the water usage of the event, those taking part are asked to forego a shower on a day of their choice...[/p][p][b]How to take part:[/b][/p][p]1. Dust off your best fancy dress…[/p][p]2. [b]Donate £5[/b] to the Polar Bear Plunge on this page![/p][p]3. In the Christmas holidays, or on New Year’s Day, film or photograph yourselves with icy, polar water thrown or poured over you! Don’t forget to say you’ve donated, and nominate your friends to take part.[/p][p]4. Enter the competition: Post the photos or videos of your challenge online with the hashtag [b]#plungestalbans[/b] or send to: [url=http://mailto:kate@earthworksstalbans.co.uk]plunge@earthworksstalbans.co.uk[/url] We will repost your photos and videos on our social media accounts. If you post on Instagram, don’t forget to use the Instagram nominate button to nominate your friends![/p][p]5. Why not [url=http://www.polarbearplunge.org.uk/about-polar-bear-plunge/downloads/]download our social media badges[/url] - use these to nominate friends or tell the world you're a Polar Bear Plunge Sustainable Icy Bucket Challenge survivor![/p][p]6. Forego a shower on a day of your choice.[/p][p]Please follow current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. [/p][p][b]All profits go to local charities.[/b] Host charity [b]Earthworks[/b], which will receive 70% of proceeds, teaches horticulture to people with learning disabilities – known as Earthworkers – in their three acres of eco-gardens in St Albans. This year’s guest charity, receiving 30% of proceeds, will be [b]Youth Talk[/b], which provides free, confidential counselling to 13-25 year olds in St Albans and surrounding areas.[/p][p][b]For details, downloads and more, visit [/b][url=http://www.polarbearplunge.org.uk/][b]www.polarbearplunge.org.uk[/b][/url][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2021


Jan 7, 2021

The Hooper-Walter Family

Keep up the good work. Fingers crossed we will be back in the pool next year!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 4, 2021


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 3, 2021

W Kordel

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 3, 2021

Charlie Honour

Hopefully be back in 2022!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2021

Sarah Moran

Well done Raena and Stanley! X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2021


Keep up the good work. Looking forward to visiting again when you can reopen.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2021



Jan 1, 2021

Jenna Scott

Good luck polar bear plungers!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 1, 2021

The Connellys

From the Connelly kids, who 'plunged' in the garden this morning - happy new year!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 1, 2021


Well done Bianca!! Love The Wheables xx