Saundersfoot Beach was the place to be to welcome the New Year in in style. A record 2048 swimmers and thousands of spectators braved the icy waters for the 36th annual Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim in Pembrokeshire.
The charitable event just gets bigger and better – and as the gathered masses prepared for the big event they were entertained by the dancers from Cast & Crew Performing Art School who provided the warm-
The swim countdown was initiated by Great British Bake Off star Michelle Evans-
The swimmers did not disappoint on the fancy dress front. In amongst the fancy dress entrants were numerous elves, fish, horses and dinosaurs.
Saundersfoot Festivities Chairman Martyn Williams said, "The village and wider community has done us proud again. We could not have conceived 36 years ago we would be here now hosting such a major event. Our driving force as always is the huge number of fantastic causes that benefit. Thirty-
Fancy Dress Results:
1st Place – ‘Roadworks’ from Stepaside Coachworks
2nd Place – ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from Phillips and Vaux Family
3rd Place – ‘Cool Runnings’ from Malin House Hotel
1st Place – ‘Dilys the Fish’ Mark Halford
2nd Place – ‘Drummer Boy’ – Barbera Camp
3rd Place – ‘Wurzel Gumage’ – Mr Hayman
Contact: Jon Williams , Event Co-
Photographs of the swim can be obtained from Gareth Davies Photography, Tel: 07836 334436.
2020 NYDS raises over £48,000
Organisers of the Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim are delighted to announce that the total money generated from NYDS 2020 is £48,896. Organisers are thankful to all swimmers, sponsors, commercial sponsors, organisations and helpers for contributing towards the magnificent sum.
The generosity of the commercial sponsors has ensured that every penny raised is donated, and it total 54 charitable and worthwhile causes will benefit.
Martyn Williams, chairman of NYDS said, "The swim continues to go from strength to strength. Our community should be extremely proud of the magnificent sum raised, whether that be from the swimmers and their sponsors or financial contributions from commercial sponsors and organisations within the locality. The cheques handed out will make a difference to every one of the 54 charitable and worthwhile causes. Thanks too go to all the emergency services, safety personnel, stewards, bucket collectors and sponsors who all contributed to make the 36th swim a success”
For further information about the NYDS swim please keep an eye out on the swim website www.saundersfootnyds.co.uk or @CharlieShivers on Facebook and Twitter.
2020 Swim Sponsors: Powells Cottage Holidays, 1 Formula Fitness Health & Leisure Club, Broughton Leisure Ltd, Elston Construction, Folly Farm, Harbour Wealth Financial Services, Lewis, Lewis & Co Ltd, Mike Wealleans PVCu Specialist, Neil Finlay Cars, Pembrokeshire Tyres & MOT's, Princes Gate Spring Water, Little & Large Lite Bites, Saundersfoot Pleasure Boats, Scaffold 2000, Sue’s Pantry, Sunnyvale Holiday Park, Sytner Mini BMW, Bysiau Cwm Taf -