Could you jump into a freezing pool of water for charity? Special Olympics GB – which raises funds to provide training and competition for children and adults with learning disabilities – wants you to do just that at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next month.
They’re encouraging participants to pick a fancy dress theme and are laying on a chilly outdoor plunge pool, cosy changing tents, live music, sports demos and a Hot Spot offering tasty treats to keep you toasty.
The event takes place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February, plunging is from 10am-3pm, entry fees are from £5 to £20, and Special Olympics athletes can plunge for free. Plungers will receive a free souvenir t-shirt and there are prizes up for grabs for the best fancy dressed and for top fundraisers too.
The award-winning Pandemonium Drummers from London’s 2012 Olympics will return to perform at the inaugural Polar Plunge, and will also run free drumming workshops for families.
Business leaders are also invited to take the plunge alongside sporting personalities and GB athletes, at an exclusive Executive Plunge on Friday 6 February 2015. This private event will take place between 5-7pm in front of media and special guests, to launch the weekend of activities. For more information email Sarah, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info head to www.polarplungegb.org.