Helen Webster

RUHX launches a brand new event for Christmas 

On Sunday 4 December, RUHX are asking 100 brave individuals to make a splash at their brand new event, the Polar Plunge. 

The Polar Plunge is an opportunity for supporters to do something different this Christmas, and take a dip in the cold lake water at West Country Water Park near to raise funds for the Royal United Hospitals Bath. The event is for everyone, including seasoned swimmers who aren’t ready to hang up their wetsuits yet, and total beginners looking to try a new hobby. 

Ellie Wilkinson, Events and Community Officer, RUHX said: “We know that cold water dipping has a wealth of wellbeing benefits, and we want to put on an event that gets people feeling good, trying something new and joining a like-minded community. There’s no distance or swimming target, or length of time people need to try and stay in the lake – we’re just asking people to experience cold water for the first time in a safe setting. All funds raised will go towards supporting our hospital over the Christmas months.” 

Those brave enough to register for the event will receive an RUHX branded swimming cap, a #TeamRUHX t-shirt, a hot drink and BBQ meal post-dip, and excellent fundraising support over the coming weeks. 

RUHX is asking those taking part to raise £100, which will help the charity to give every patient extra extraordinary care and to support staff to do what they do best. RUHX is also working closely with community partners to ensure a positive future for Bath and beyond. 

You can register for your place at ruhx.org.uk/polar-plunge