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Sunday 06 May 2018

Splashing for cash is back!

Sunday 06 May 2018

If sponsored running, cycling or rowing breaks you out in a cold sweat, how about taking on a swimming challenge which will see you dip in a number of beautiful bays around Jersey over July?

Registration is now open to take on the challenge of swimming 30 bays in 30 days to raise money for Jersey Hospice Care and the National Trust for Jersey.

The fundraising event, which has now entered its third year, asks people to swim in bays of their choice over the month of July, in the hope they will have lots of fun, see a bit of the island that they may have not visited for a while and complete an achievement to be proud of.

Those taking part are invited to an opening swim at 10:30 at St. Brelade’s Bay to kick off the event on Sunday 1 July 2018. After that, swimmers can swim where they like and at any time of the day until the final group swim on Sunday 29 July, where it all began.    

30 bays in 30 days Jersey Hospice swimming challenge

Pictured: Jersey Hospice and The National Trust for Jersey are challenging islanders to swim 30 bays in 30 days this July. 

Emelita Robbins, Jersey Hospice Care’s Chief Executive, explained why she will be taking part: "30 Bays in 30 Days has become a firm favourite in the calendars of many islanders. The feedback each year is fantastic. We hear from people who are swimming in bays on beaches they hadn’t been to in years. Along with the National Trust for Jersey we are delighted to hear how people are making the best of our wonderful island.

"I’m looking forward to the first group swim. It will be great to see some familiar faces and I hope plenty of new ones too!”

Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Jersey, said: “We hope as many people as possible will take part and enjoy our 30 Bays in 30 Days challenge. Please do not be put off if you think you cannot complete the challenge in July, we encourage you to continue in August or just swim in your favourite bay as many times as you can.

“All money raised will be split equally between Jersey Hospice Care and the National Trust for Jersey and will help in The Trust’s pledge to permanently safeguard a further 1,000 vergées of unspoilt coastline forever and for everyone. Please help us to keep Jersey the special place it is.”

To register and to find out more, please click here.


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