Into the light

Grocott's Mail - - News -

A num­ber of brave Makhanda souls marked the Win­ter Sol­stice and the end of the long­est night on Sun­day 21 June with the Po­lar Plunge, and do­nated blan­kets and warm cloth­ing at PG Glass the next day. The pan­demic and lock­down rules means the tra­di­tional group dive into Grey Dam is on hold for a while and here’s how they did it.

" We are gath­ered here to­day to mark the end of the long­est night of the year and to wel­come back more light and longer days into our lives. At the same time we com­mit our­selves to bring­ing greater warmth and love in the world, as we go... INTO THE LIGHT!"

Tony Timm was at Port Al­fred. ‘As sea swim­ming is still banned, Meghan my daugh­ter gave the unique Fa­ther's Day present of a 7.10am pour­ing of a bucket of wa­ter just prior to sun­rise. Very re­fresh­ing! The year can only get bet­ter - but a mem­o­rable Fa­ther's Day.’

Sarah Han­ton dived into her swim­ming pool (we have it on video!). Here she is on Mon­day do­nat­ing blan­kets at PG Glass.

David, Vi­ola and Tosca Stoloff each poured a bucket of cold wa­ter over their heads in their back yard. Pho­tos: Sup­plied

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