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Vobster Santas 2017





VOBSTER SANTAS 2017
FESTIVE FUNDRAISING FUN!


Ho Ho Ho! The continuing success of our world record-holding Vobster Santas Splash-in from its humble beginnings here at Vobster has inspired us to carry on with our traditional Christmas dive this year.

We are not alone either - a quick trawl of the global diving community reveals Santa diving events in Crete, Key Largo and Santa Cruz Island to name but three. Santa diving events are popular here in the UK too but none even come close to the size and shear fun of Vobster Santas - last year we smashed the world record by successfully getting 188 Santa divers into the water at once and it's a record we want to take even higher! Can we beat it? Of course we can - but only with your help.

Of course Vobster Santas isn't just about world records - it's also about raising some serious cash for charity. Once again, we're aiming to raise some serious money for the RNLI by getting as many sponsored divers and swimmers dressed in their finest Santa outfits onsite and in the water as we can. Every single day the brave men & women of the RNLI put their own lives at risk to ensure the safety and well being of all those that use and enjoy the seas around the UK.

Each and every Santa diver or swimmer will be invited to seek sponsorship for their endeavours through either individual sponsorship or via JustGiving. To help your fundraising activities, we've created a selection of posters you can download here. Before you start your fundraising, please take a few moments to register...

This year's event is all set to run on Sunday 17th December 2017 so sign up today!


Register for Vobster Santas 2017


Whatever method of sponsorship you choose, it's important that you register your participation with us. Please use the form below to register yourself for Vobster Santas 2017...

Your Name:

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Get involved with Vobster Santas 2017!



Getting involved in Vobster Santas is easy! Here's what you'll need to do...

  • Register your participation using the sign up form at the bottom of this page
  • Decide how you'd like to raise sponsorship - either via direct sponsorship or via the Vobster Santas JustGiving page
  • Promote your involvement in lots of imaginative ways - get as many people to sponsor you as possible!
  • Buy a Santa suit - don't forget to cut a hole in the arm for your drysuit dump valve!
  • Turn up on the day and join hundreds of other Santa divers as they take the plunge!


Get yourself Sponsored!



Vobster Santas is all about having fun but it's important to remember that it's also all in a very good cause - we're seeking to raise as much money as possible in aid of the RNLI.

We activitely encourage all our Santa divers to do their bit by raising money for the event. You can do so by one of three different methods:
  • Direct Sponsorship - Simply download the Vobster Santas 2017 Sponsorship Form and then pester your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you for the event. It really is that easy!
  • JustGiving - Take all the hassle out of fund raising by simply pointing your friends, family and anyone else that you know to the Vobster Santas JustGiving page. They'll be able to donate online and will even be able to take advantage of GiftAid.
  • Text Message - Your friends, family and supporters can donate by text message by texting VSAN77 and an amount of £5 or £10 to 70070. For example, texting 'VSAN77 £10' to 70070 will donate £10 to Vobster Santas 2017 - it really is that simple.


Download 2017 Event Posters


To help with your fundraising efforts, we've created a series of posters that you can download and print off to help promote your sponsorship efforts...


VOBSTER SANTAS EVENT POSTER
Drum up interest amongst members of your dive club or school with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF


JUSTGIVING SPONSOR POSTER
Encourage your friends and work mates to sponsor you online via JustGiving with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF


DIRECT SPONSOR POSTER
Encourage your friends and work mates to sponsor you via direct sponsorship with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF


SPONSORSHIP FORM
If you plan to collect sponsorship yourself then make life easy with this convenient full colour A4 form.

LINK: Download PDF



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POSTED: 15th December 2017

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POSTED: 15th December 2017

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We've got another superb raffle prize to share with you today courtesy of the good folk at Suunto Diving UK.

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POSTED: 15th December 2017

THE COUNTDOWN TO VOBSTER SANTAS HAS BEGUN...

Looking forward to Vobster Santas this coming Sunday? We're hard at work making final preparations for the big day and hopefully you are too - don't forget to cut a hole in your Santa suit for your drysuit dump valve and a bit of bungee to keep your Santa hat... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2017

Vobster Santas Temp and Viz update: The forecast is for sun and clouds, with light SW winds. Underwater, we have a temp of 9 degrees at the surface and 20m viz in places. More importantly, we have around 140 divers forecast to attend - if we can get a few more, we might even be able to top the record of 188 to celebrate 10 years of Santa diving at Vobster Quay. Please remember to collect heaps of sponsorship money for the RNLI and Air Ambulance - the reason for Santa diving is fundraising to save lives. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 14th December 2017










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