Ho Ho Ho! After taking a break last year, we're delighted to announce that Vobster Santas is back! To help you start the festive season in style, we'll be hosting a very special festive dive session open to all - members and non-members alike!
Vobster Santas is all about getting together for some festive diving fun and - of course - raising some serious cash for charity! Once again, we're aiming to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance by encouraging each and every one of you to get sponsored. Both charities are very close to our hearts here at Vobster Quay so let's show them both just how much we value everything they do!
We'll be running the event a little differently this year. Instead of our Santa divers all jumping in the water together en masse, we'll be running a very special 5-hour long 'Santa diving session' on the 12th December between 08:00 - 14:00 (exit the water by 13:00). This year's event is focused on simply having fun so there's no need to rush - just kit up and hit the water when you and your dive buddies are ready. Don't forget your festive outfits, of course - that's one thing that definitely isn't changing!
VOBSTER SANTAS 2021
RELIVE THE FESTIVE FUN!
Like a Christmas miracle, Vobster Santas 2021 left us feeling all warm 'n' fuzzy just thinking about all the good cheer and belly laughs we enjoyed together. Join us as we look back on the highlights.
DO SOMETHING AMAZING
GET YOURSELF SPONSORED!
Vobster Santas is all about having fun but it's important to remember why we're doing it - to raise bags of cash for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
We actively encourage each and every participant to get themselves sponsored for this worthy event. Through JustGiving donations, divers can invite their friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor them to take to the balmy waters of Vobster Quay dressed in their finest festive gear. We've created a poster that you can download (below) and print off to help you promote your involvement and hopefully drum up some donations!
Since the events’ inception, Vobster’s Santa divers have helped to raise over £40,000 for these very worthy charities. Let's get that total even higher!
THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION
A charity close to every scuba diver's heart, RNLI lifeboats protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland through their 24-hour search and rescue service. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but they’re more than just a rescue service.
Visit them online:RNLI.org
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is a registered charity that provides critical care and evacuation for patients in Dorset and Somerset. Since it flew its first rescue mission in 2000, the charity has been tasked to thousands of incidents and have helped to save many thousands of lives.
Visit them online:dsairambulance.org.uk
Download, print out and post up this eye-catching poster to help you promote your charity sponsorship efforts:
DOWNLOAD:Sponsorship Poster (PDF)
Want to create your own sponsorship materials? Save the hassle of collecting and depositing money by pointing your friends, family and work colleagues to these online sponsorship donation links...
DONATION LINK:Air AmbulanceDONATION LINK:RNLI
We're pleased to announce that our ever-popular Vobster Santas prize draw raffle is back! Once again we'll be raffling off a bumper selection of amazing prizes donated by some of the biggest names in diving!
Tickets cost just £1 and will be available to buy through the Vobster shop with the draw itself taking place on the 12th December at Vobster Santas. All proceeds will be donated to the two very worthy charities that we're supporting this year - the RNLI and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. So spread a little festive cheer and buy a sack-full of tickets! The more tickets you buy, the more chances you've got of bagging an amazing prize - and keep those fingers crossed that you're a winner!
APEKS LIFELINE GUIDE REEL
Cave and wreck penetration reel with 120 metres of line. Worth £220.