Press release: 30 Bays in 30 Days bank holiday closing swim at St Brelade’s Bay
30 Bays in 30 Days participants are invited to join the celebratory closing swim at 10:15am on Monday 30th August at St Brelade’s Bay, as the much-loved sea swimming event comes to an end for another year.
Organisers, Jersey Hospice Care and The National Trust for Jersey, are delighted to be able to host a group closing swim as a fun way to mark the end of the event and to celebrate everyone’s achievements. Over 650 people have taken part during July and August; enjoying exploring Jersey’s beautiful bays, soaking up plenty of vitamin sea and raising valuable funds for both charities.
Hospice and The National Trust for Jersey will be on hand to accept any donations or sponsorship money from 10am Monday morning ahead of the group swim. They will be based on the beach just along from Pizza Express which can be accessed by the small ramp and is the closest area to the RNLI life guards and the swimming flags. At 10:15am everyone will be encouraged to head into the sea and enjoy 30 more strokes as part of 30 Bays in 30 Days 2021.
Marina Brockbank said: “A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part this year, as always, we have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s enthusiasm and hearing all the different adventures 30 Bays brings about for islanders. This year we had such a variety. One of our younger supporters Wilson Fletcher, who attends Mont A l’Abbe, inspired his family to jump in and join him for the challenge, the team at Jersey Electricity took on all 30 Bays in one day, and even some seasoned sea swimmers took on the challenge this year adding a few more relaxed dips into their routine.”
30 Bays in 30 Days is an important fundraiser for both charities, helping them to continue their important work throughout the summer and for the rest of the year. It enables islanders to enjoy the variety of coastal sites on Jersey throughout the summer months, some of which are cared for by The National Trust, and helps Hospice continue to support those in our community facing one of the most difficult times of their lives.
There are a limited number of swimming caps and 30 Bays in 30 Days t-shirts remaining which will be available to purchase at the closing swim on Monday. The organisers are grateful to Network Insurance & Financial Planning, The Potting Shed, Fuse 2 and Mitchell Building Contractors, who generously support the event.