All profits from the Polar Bear Plunge go to charity. As host charity, Earthworks will receive 70%, and our guest charity will receive 30%.
Our host charity is…
Earthworks St Albans is a small, award-winning charity nurturing local people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.
We offer Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and nature-based activities to those known as our Earthworkers.
Earthworkers, volunteers and staff work and learn together to manage a 3.5-acre site in Hixberry Lane. We focus on sustainability, organic horticulture and traditional countryside skills. Our site includes: ornamental gardens, allotment market gardens, a heritage orchard, woodland, pond habitats, wildflower meadow and a polytunnel.
Our work, our beautiful eco-gardens and our deeply compassionate staff and volunteers encourage people of all abilities to develop skills, build confidence, boost wellbeing, and champion social inclusion.
Members of the public are welcome to visit to buy our produce between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. Or at our stall at the monthly St Albans Farmers’ Market. Here we sell fruit, vegetables, herbs and crafts produced at Hixberry Lane. And look out for our weekend open gardens throughout the year.
Earthworks St Albans is a registered charity number 1067139.
Our guest charity for 2020 is…
Small Acts of Kindness is an award winning, high impact, local charity connecting communities with kindness. They source and distribute practical gifts to older people throughout Hertfordshire, particularly those who are cold in their home. Since 2014, they have reached over 16,000 of some of the most vulnerable older people in our community. This coming winter they will distribute up to 10,000 of their Warm in Winter gift bags throughout the county.
Lynne Misner, CEO/Founder of Small Acts of Kindness said, “We are absolutely delighted to be invited by Earthworks to be their guest charity for the St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2020. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend New Year’s Day than to have fun like this and raise much needed funds that will directly help local people.”
Small Acts of Kindness is a registered charity number 1178546.