September 23, 2023

Christmas Day Festive Swim

By Margaret Sheard

This is not for the faint-hearted so for all those stouthearted men and women out there, this is just for you.   Christmas morning – 10.30am – Kervansaray Beach – In the sea.

Christmas Day swimmers in UK (Courtesy of The Telegraph, photo by Connors)
Christmas Day swimmers in UK (Courtesy of The Telegraph, photo by Connors)

It used to give me goose-bumps to see the people who would religiously plunge into the English Channel for a swim on Christmas Day but maybe plunging into the Mediterranean won’t be as bad and I am sure there are a number of people in North Cyprus who will keep up this tradition. In fact at the recent TFR Dinner one of the guests at our table said he would be doing just that, so I hope he sees this article and joins in the swim for charity at Kervansaray Beach.

This year’s “Festive Swim” on 25th December will be in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips) so this is another good reason to take the plunge.

The festive swim will be taking place at Kervansaray Beach, the meeting time will be 10.30am with the actual swim at 11am.

All participants will be asked to pay 10TL and anyone standing on the sidelines will be asked to donate 20TL.Mulled wine

Participants are also being encouraged to gather sponsors and sponsor forms are available from Jayne Woods, who is this year’s organiser for this event.

There will be a glass of mulled wine for all swimmers after the swim.

For further information please contact Jayne Woods on 0533 837 2795.

Personally, I think I will give it a miss but I have great admiration for the people who will be on Kervansaray Beach on Christmas morning ready to jump into the Med just for the heck of it.

2 thoughts on “Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips) – Christmas morning dip

  1. I didn’t realise the Xmas Day swim was purely for Tulips – i know someone who is going to swim there on Xmas Day, at 11, and he is swimming in aid of Kyrenia Animal Rescue.

    1. Sorry, but I was only made aware of the Tulips event. Of course people who want to swim and donate to charity are quite entitled to choose whichever charity they want to support. It is nice to think that people do these things to help our many charities anyway. Thank you for pointing this out.

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