The POLAR PLUNGE is on!!
Right – so to all those who find it ‘refreshing’ to take a plunge into Grey Dam to celebrate the Winter Solstice on 21 June, the POLAR PLUNGE is on!!!
07h00 at Grey Dam on Tuesday 21 June. We are collecting blankets and warm clothing for distribution to families in need – you can swop a blanket or warm jacket for a a cup of steaming hot chocolate when you emerge – shivering and blue – from the water!!
The Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset is partnering with PG Glass to bring you this event, and we are grateful to George Euvrard who has entrusted us with the Polar Plunge that he started many years ago.
There will be hot beverages for sale for spectators, but we’d prefer you to swop a warm blanket or item of clothing for a cup of hot chocolate so that we can warm the hearts of some families who are feeling the cold this winter.
As always, there will be medical services on site, but remember that you plunge into the icy waters at your own risk. We’ll just be there to warm you up when you get out!
Looking forward to seeing you there – for the start of the shortest day of the year!!
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Since the Polar Plunge at Grey Dam on 21 June, kind citizens of Grahamstown have been delivering blankets and warm clothes at PG Glass for us to distribute to needy families who are struggling to keep warm.
…and it is done! “Into the light” is what they yelled as they entered the icy water to swim a length in Grey Dam at 7am this morning – those brave/mad people who welcomed the Winter Solstice at the Polar Plunge!
Tomorrow will mark the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year and the longest night. After that, we are to believe that summer will gradually make its way back – warmer weather ?, longer days.