RUHX, the official NHS charity of Royal United Hospitals Bath, hosted its brand new event, the Polar Plunge on Sunday 4 December.
A team of brave fundraisers took to the chilly waters of West Country Water Park near Bristol, all in support of patients and staff at the RUH this Christmas.
From absolute beginners to seasoned outdoor swimmers, those taking part faced the 5.5 degree lake, either with a swim or a dip. A total of 22 dippers took part, raising over £2,000 so far. All money raised will enable our charity to go further, to give every patient the extra extraordinary care they deserve, while supporting our staff to do what they do best and furthering innovation in our hospitals further.
Ellie Wilkinson, Events and Community Officer, RUHX said: “The Polar Plunge is a really unique way to fundraise, experience the benefits of cold water and meet a fantastic community of people, all in the safe hands of the superb team at West Country Water Park.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part for doing something different this Christmas, and helping us to ensure the health, happiness and wellbeing for everyone in Bath and beyond.”