It has been a couple of months since we launched 30 Bays in 30 Days to Jersey’s media, when a group of brave swimmers took a dip in the Havre des Pas Lido (and were duly rewarded with a bacon roll and hot drink for their efforts!).
We were delighted to see so many people turn up and would like to say a special thank you to members of the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club and Jersey Swimming Club for coming along and to Mark Morrison from Jersey Aquatic Rescue Club who provided the safety cover. We would also like to thank both our Chief Executives, Charles Alluto, from The National Trust for Jersey, and Emelita Robbins, from Jersey Hospice Care, for being such good sports by going in the sea too. We are also extremely grateful to Ben Davies and Marcus Calvani who very kindly provided the refreshments.
It is great to see the sun has finally made an appearance and the sea temperature has increased to double figures. It almost feels like summer could be just around the corner. We hope the current good weather is tempting you to register for our 30 Bays fundraiser. The challenge runs between 2 and 31 July and is the first of its kind in Jersey. You can swim before work, lunchtimes, daytime, after work, before a picnic tea, by moonlight – basically anytime you can fit it in. Make it a family affair or go out with friends – whatever works for you.
You can register by downloading our form or visiting the Jersey Hospice Care website.