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Get Living London takes the plunge for Special Olympics

Get Living London is proud to announce its support for the flagship Great Britain Polar Plunge. The event is in aid of Special Olympics Great Britain – a global organisation that provides year round sports training and athletic competition to nearly 4 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Taking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to the next level, thousands of brave plungers are being encouraged to sign up and submerge themselves in 20,000 litres of freezing ice-filled water, to raise money for the charity.

Already a stateside sensation, the flagship Great Britain Polar Plunge will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7th February 2015. A bespoke arctic open-air pool has been specially constructed for the Polar Plunge, and Special Olympics Great Britain are hoping to recruit thousands of potential plungers to adorn fancy dress and take on the iciest challenge yet.

One of these brave recruits is Neil Young, Chief Executive of Get Living London, who will be dunked in the icy water to raise money for the charity.

Mini-plungers can also join in the fun with an indoor paddling pool open to under-12s, and spectators and supporters will be encouraged to cheer on the adventurous challengers as they enjoy live entertainment and musical performances on site from 10am to 3pm.

The Polar Plunge ‘Hot Spot’ will also be open to visitors throughout the day. Including a cosy seating area, outdoor heaters, blankets and hot drinks, it’s guaranteed to keep spectators warm as the chilly action unfolds.

To sign up as Polar Plunger please visit the Polar Plunge website.http://www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk/

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