<strong>With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to dig out your Santa suit and get involved in the biggest and best record-breaking charity Santa diving event this site of Lapland – with the faint sound of jingle bells ringing in our ears, Vobster Santas is back!</strong>
Run in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), Vobster Santas 2014 will take place on Sunday 14th December 2014 at Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre near Radstock in Somerset.
Last year’s event was the biggest yet with a record number of Santa divers taking to the water – over 175 divers braved the winter weather to smash the world record!
Vobster Santas isn't just about world records, though - it's also about raising some serious cash for charity. Once again, Vobster Quay is aiming to raise some serious money for the RNLI by getting as many sponsored divers dressed in their finest Santa outfits onsite and in the water in a mass of fluffy beards and red suits. The event continues to grow in popularity with a record-breaking number of Santa divers donning their finest festive gear to raise over £25,000 in the last four years alone.
Santa divers attending the event will be invited to seek sponsorship for their endeavours through either individual sponsorship or via JustGiving. Vobster Quay will also be raising money for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance by raffling off a selection of great prizes. Every Santa diver that attends the event will automatically be entered into the prize draw and additional tickets will be available on the day for just £1 a pop! If previous years are anything to go by, this year’s event is going to be another fun-packed day full of festive belly-laughs!
Divers wishing to participate in the event can get involved by simply registering their attendance at www.vobster.com/santas. Once registered, you can then get involved in the fundraising in a choice of ways:
Direct Sponsorship - Attendees can download the Vobster Santas Sponsorship Form at www.vobster.com/vobstersantas and then pester their friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor them for the event.
JustGiving.com - Take all the hassle out of fund raising by simply pointing your family and friends to the Vobster Santas 2013 JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/vobstersantas2014. They'll be able to donate online and will even be able to take advantage of GiftAid.
Mobile Phone text donation – supporters can also donate to Vobster Santas 2013 via a very simple text message. Simply text ‘VSAN50 £XX’ where ‘XX’ is the amount you wish to donate to 70070.
Vobster Quay will be doing its bit to raise money for the RNLI too. For every £1 raised by Santa divers through sponsorship, Vobster Quay will donate an extra 50p to a maximum of an additional £1000.