2019 charities we are supporting!
Earthworks St Albans Registered charity 1067139 ; http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk/
Earthworks St. Albans is a registered charity that offers trainees, often with learning disabilities or mental health issues, work experience and training in horticultural and land-based skills.
The Ollie Foundation Registered charity 1167116 https://theolliefoundation.org/
A charity devoted to stopping teenagers and young people from taking their own lives. The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) funds suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community that wants it, especially those interacting with young people, or young people themselves.
The Counselling Foundation Registered charity 1014988. https://counsellingfoundation.org/
A leading charity that has provided counselling and counselling training for the better mental health of our communities in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for over forty years, enabling people on low incomes to have access to affordable, long term counselling which is not widely available elsewhere
All proceeds from ticket sales, e-auction income, and sales on the day (food, hot drinks, cakes) are split between these charities. ALL money received is paid to the charities, costs are covered by our sponsors. So 100% of what you pay, for a ticket to plunge, a ticket to watch, a cup of tea… every penny is split between the charities.
Polar Bear Plunge Sponsors and Supporters
This year the Plunge is sponsored by Atlas Translations and … could it be you? MyMustard are most fabulously sponsoring our polar bear hats – thank you MyMustard team https://www.mymustard.co.uk/
We are grateful for all support, both financial and moral!
A massive thank you to DigitalJen, who came to Plunge 2017 with her son and took many of the photos you see on this website; for Plunge 2018 she also set up this very website for us and we are thrilled to have her help and support. In 2018, she also brought her daughter along (and her son back again for photos – how amazing are his photos! So talented. https://www.gilessmithphotography.com/the-gallery/nggallery/polar-bear-plunge/Polar-Bear-Plunge-2018 ). Jen’s daughter tweeted throughout the day and was a social media whizz. Even the Polar Bear PA can’t quite do everything, and this family are incredible. Thank you, Smiths!
Thanks also to lovely Jo Hailey of Striking Places, a specialist 360 photography company, who stood in the cold and took lots of lovely photos for us, which plungers were able to buy, with profits going to our charities.
Jeanette Lendon of http://jeanettelendonphotography.co.uk/ has also brave the cold to provide photos. If you want to take fabulous photos using only your phone, head her way as her workshops and tours are the best.
Huge thanks to the team over at Hour Hands! When our brains were frazzled looking at ticketing options, Christine Frith and her team took over and researched all the options way better than we could have ever done – in a fraction of the time. If you need to reclaim time or get that niggling task done at work or at home, we really recommend them. http://hourhands.co.uk/