Icy bo­dies, warm he­arts

Oudtshoorn Courant - - NEWS - MYRON RABINOWITZ

The 2017 dot­su­re.co.za Po­lar Be­ar Plun­ge was a re­soun­ding success as o­ver 650 blan­kets we­re col­lected for the less for­tu­na­te, said Da­vid Ro­a­che, MD of Dot­su­re. “We are so gra­te­ful for the o­ver­w­hel­ming sup­port that we re­cei­ved and are proud to be as­so­ci­a­ted with the good that the Po­lar Be­ar Plun­ge does in the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ty.”

Hund­reds of par­ti­ci­pants, e­ach ar­med with a blan­ket as en­tran­ce fee, des­cen­ded on Vic­to­ria Bay last Sa­tur­day 29 Ju­ly to ta­ke the plun­ge in the chil­ly wa­ter. Ce­le­bri­ty guest stars, the po­pu­lar South A­fri­can band Good- luck, and Miss Ju­ni­or Teen SA, Mo­ni­que Be­st, got in on the act by en­ter­tai­ning the cro­wd and ta­king the dre­a­ded plun­ge.

The gra­te­ful re­ci­pients of the blan­kets, the A­ni­mal An­ti Cru­el­ty Le­a­gue (AACL), Ro­ta­ry Ge­or­ge and T­han­da Je­su, ha­ve al­re­a­dy set to work put­ting the blan­kets in­to the hands (and paws) of tho­se that need them most. A num­ber of cor­po­ra­te spon­sors and lo­cal bu­si­nes­ses al­so con­tri­bu­ted to the e­vent’s im­men­se success by do­na­ting their ser­vi­ces, ti­me and blan­kets to this worthy cau­se.

Ro­a­che said it was en­coura­ging to see that the youth ca­me out in their num­bers to sup­port the cau­se.

The dot­su­re.co.za Po­lar Be­ar Plun­ge te­am seem very ple­a­sed that it is all o­ver.

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