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The Penguin Plunge 2017

Sunday 1711.00amDecember


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The Penguin Plunge 2017


The penguin plunge2017

The Penguin Plunge is Back!!

Are You Brave Enough to Take the Plunge? This Christmas, Age UK Isle of Wight (Age UKIW) are once again inviting all Islanders to take the plunge at Appley Beach to raise some much-needed funds for their ‘No One Should Have No One at Christmas’ Campaign.

The Penguin Plunge is a sponsored Christmas Dip in the Sea on Sunday 17th December - It’s at the earlier time of 11 am this year to coincide with the tide, making it a perfect morning dip to blow away the cobwebs and last night’s Christmas party hangover!!

Its £10 to enter, which includes a foam penguin mask to wear for the dip and a hot drink & foil blanket to warm up with afterwards. Small Additional sponsorship is appreciated. Teams, families & group entry's welcomed! You can sign up today through the Age UKIW website: or by contacting the fundraising department on (01983) 301343 / [email protected]

Elisha Leachman, Fundraising Manager at Age UKIW, said: “We’re really excited for the return of the plunge this year! Last year there was a great crowd turn out up to support our brave penguins, we hope that many will join us to celebrate this festive season and help raise vital funds for their local island charity.

All of the profits raised in December will stay on the Island to support the most vulnerable older people in our communities. We, as a local, independent charity are incredibly grateful to everyone that shows us support at Christmas and are looking forward to seeing everyone there”

The Penguin Plunge is Kindly sponsored By Red Squirrel Property Shop LTD.