Photos: Graham Reading Photography

Age UK Isle of Wight are preparing to host their third annual Penguin Plunge this December – are you brave enough to take the plunge?

The Penguin Plunge is a sponsored Christmas dip in the sea, supported by the Waterside Community Trust. For 2018 it will take place on Sunday 9th December outside the Dell Café at 12:30.

Age UK IW are once again inviting all Islanders to take the plunge to raise some much-needed funds for their ‘No One Should Have No One at Christmas’ Campaign.

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Its £10 to enter, which includes a foam penguin mask to wear for the dip and a hot drink at Dell Café and foil blanket to warm up with afterwards. Small additional sponsorship is appreciated. Teams, families and group entries are welcomed.

Elisha Leachman, Fundraising Manager at Age UKIW, said:

“We are super excited for the return of the Plunge! Each year our amazing crowd of supporters turn out to cheer on our brave penguins! We hope that many will join us once again this December, to celebrate this festive season and help us raise some vital funds for our local island charity.

“All of the profits raised, 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.

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You can sign up today online at or by contacting the fundraising department on 01983 301343 / [email protected].

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