Age UK Isle of Wight is once again inviting all Islanders to ‘take the plunge’ at Appley Beach, to raise much-needed funds for the charity’s ‘No One Should Have No One at Christmas’ Campaign.

The Penguin Plunge is a sponsored Christmas dip in the sea and this year will take place on Sunday 17th December. Crowds are set to gather outside the Dell Café at Appley (near Puckpool) at 11:00.

It’s just £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 and Teams, families and group entrys are welcomed.

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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 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”

You can sign up today through the Age UKIW website at  or by contacting the fundraising department on 01983 301343. You can also email [email protected].

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