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Charity New Years Day Swim 2020

Christmas Swim 2018 photo by Diogo Correia

Thank you and congratulations to all those who participated in the Traditional Charity Santa Swim on Christmas Day in Armação de Pêra. The weather was warm with blue skies and sea was fairly calm, with a temperature of about 18ºC.  Santas started arriving from 10.15am, and at 11.00am a great number of Santas ran toward the sea for their annual dip in the ocean.
Our thanks to film crews from TVI,  SIC, and CMTV who came to record  the event.

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, Diogo Correia who photographed the event,   the paddlers from BlueXperience, who added to the excitement , "the Charity Man" who entertained us with Christmas Songs throughout the event, and for all the donations - almost 1200 Euros was raised yesterday for ‘Needy families’ 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 2020 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !   Come and join us for another fun-filled Charity Swim .. have a dip in the ocean and help to raise money for local children in need.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2058516380926862/

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: ‘A Gaivota’ - Albufeira and Needy Families of Armação de Pêra.

For more information please contact the Holiday Inn Algarve on 282 320 260 or email info@hialgarve.com

Santa Swim 2018 - photo by Diogo Correia

 Photos by Diogo Correia

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