A number of Donegal Gardaí will join the hardy volunteers taking the plunge into the icy waters of Lough Swilly at the Rathmullan Polar Plunge on Saturday December 9th in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.
The Polar Plunge, which kicks off at 2pm, is an annual event that sees hundreds of brave participants take a quick dip in the cold waters of Lough Swilly to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland.
This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a full day of festive activities planned for all the family. From 12pm to 5pm, there will be a Christmas Fair, Arts & Crafts, Music & Entertainment, Storytelling, Santa & Mrs Claus, and much more!
The Gardaí are calling on the public to come along and support their efforts to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland.
Garda Sergeant Charlene Anderson said: “The Special Olympics athletes show courage, bravery and determination in their sports on a daily basis and we are delighted to be able to do our small bit to support such inspirational people.
“We encourage everyone to wrap up warm and come along as it’s always a fun day out for all the family!”
Those who haven’t signed up for the event just yet are being encouraged to get their skates on and sign up here https://specialolympicsireland.beaconforms.com/form/d57ece83
Even if you’re not plunging, get along and support those who are!