Polar Plunge
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If jumping into an ice-cold dam in the middle of a Free State winter sounds like a great idea, the Cluny Animal Trust Annual Charity Polar Plunge registrations just opened up.


Fouriesburg, South Africa (12 January 2024) – Polar plunge challenges are all the rage these days as they push people to go way beyond their comfort zone in the name of charity. The Cluny Animal Trust hosts one each year to raise funds for the animal welfare work they do in the area.

The team have opened registrations for this year’s plunge which will take place in July 2024. Last year’s plunge was a huge success and many brave people participated.

The best part is that the plunge this year is dual purpose. Not only is it being used to help raise funds for the animal trust, but also to help highlight tourism for the small town community that relies on visitors to earn income.

“This is one of our favourite fundraisers and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever! Fouriesburg is our home base, and we all really love our little town, and we are hoping to use this event to help to shine a spotlight and to get more people to visit this gorgeous part of the world. So, if you are brave enough to take on one of the toughest winter water events…then this is for you!” – Cluny Animal Trust 

The funds raised will help the trust continue its animal welfare efforts within the township communities of Clarens, Fouriesburg and surrounding areas.

The Cluny Animal Trust was founded in 2011 and helps with keeping the local animal population vaccinated, sterilised, fed and warm. The Trust was placed on our radar in mid-2019 when they started making 100 dog kennels to get through the freezing cold winters. They gave the kennels to families from local informal settlements, thus ensuring each pet had somewhere safe to sleep during the cold weather.

When the pandemic rolled around, the organisation again rallied supporters, this time making up pet food parcels. They handed out hundreds of bags of pet food so that pet owners wouldn’t have to worry about the animals going hungry.

To register or for more information, please email Imogen from the Cluny team at imogen@clunayanimaltrust.co.za

Sources: Cluny Animal Trust
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