16th November 2016 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire, Winter

Are you brave enough to take a…

Take the plunge all in aid of charity!

So New Year’s Eve, the big event of the year and you’ll be partying until the early hours. Yes? No? Not for me, although I’ll be celebrating with my friends and all of our children at their house, I’ll probably end up as the one who has to drive home. There’s also another reason why I’ll be Des for the night….that’s because I’ll be doing the New Year’s Day Swim in Saundersfoot again this year for charity.

If you haven’t heard of it before, where have you been? It’s in its 33rd Year, and was only meant as a one off with 17 people raising money for the local sports club in dire need of refurbishment. But since then it’s gone from strength to strength and last year saw nearly 1600 swimmers enter the chilly waters all for a good cause. Most of the entrants will brave the sea in fancy dress raising money for local and national causes. So far since 1984 hundreds of thousands of pounds has been raised, not only from the people mad enough (and that includes me and my children) but also from the thousands, yes literally, of people that gather around the harbour area to watch this increasingly popular event take place. In fact, it’s Saundersfoot’s highlight of the events year, where local businesses, restaurants and cafés are at their busiest and there’s a real buzz around the village.

It’s not just locals that take part though, and you don’t have to do it for charity. If you are on holiday for the New Year period and you just want to join in with the swim then that’s fine too! Fancy dress or not everyone is welcome, or just come along and spectate, it’s a great event to be part of. If you do want to do it for a charity though, it’s up to you which charity you donate to, so it gives you the greater choice.

So if you do fancy doing something a little bit different this New Year’s Day then why not think about coming away to Pembrokeshire? Here at FBM Holidays we still have availability for the festive period, and self catering accommodation to suit all budgets and size of party. Call today on 01834 844565 to book, or visit us on line at www.fbmholidays.co.uk.