Saturday, 21 January 2017
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Traditional Christmas Day Charity Santa Swim - Armação de PêraThank you and congratulations to all those who participated in the Traditional Charity Santa Swim on Christmas Day in Armação de Pêra.

The weather was perfect, blue skies and high temperatures, however the waves were bigger that had been hoped for.  Santas started arriving from 10.30am, and at 11.00am a great number of Santas ran toward the sea for their annual dip in the ocean.

The film crew from SIC was there to record the event. CLICK HERE to watch.

Everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Hot Chocolate and Brandy in the Holiday Inn Algarve Bar afterwards.

A big thank you to all who participated, the media for helping with the publicity, Dave Sheldrake Photography who photographed the event, Lewis Moulson from chillipepperproductions.com for filming, and the paddlers from BlueXperience who added to the excitement and for all the donations - just over 800 Euros was raised yesterday for ‘Espaço Amigos’ charity in Armação de Pêra and ‘A Gaivota’ in Albufeira.

In order to raise more funds - there is another Charity Swim on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Year's Eve - welcome in 2017 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement ! Come and join us for a fun-filled Charity Swim .. have a dip in the ocean and help to raise money for local children in need.

Come in your pyjamas, bring your swimwear and a towel and go in for a swim - or just a paddle - as long as a part of you gets wet! Then recover in the Holiday Inn Algarve bar afterwards and enjoy a Hot Chocolate. Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that they do so at their own risk. Please bring a donation and help us to raise money for two local charities: ‘Espaço Amigo’ Armação de Pêra and ‘A Gaivota’ - Albufeira.

 Traditional Christmas Day Charity Santa Swim - Armação de Pêra

Photos by Dave Sheldrake Photography - CLICK HERE to see MORE.