27 June 2016

Get bare to care… do you dare?

As part of the nationwide Great British Skinny Dip organised by British Naturism,Rennie Bear gets bare to care Diogenes Sun Club near Chalfont St Peter is supporting Rennie Grove Hospice Care with a sponsored skinny dip in September.

The Bucks-based naturist club is hosting the event on Saturday 3 September, with all proceeds going towards Rennie Grove’s 24/7 responsive Hospice at Home service across the Chilterns and into west Herts.  You are invited to ‘Get Bare to Care’ and enjoy the liberating feeling that comes from swimming costume-free. 

Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Manager, Claire Redrup, said: “The idea behind sponsored events is always that participants push themselves outside their comfort zone and so our skinny dip is the perfect alternative to adrenalin-fuelled challenges like jumping out of a plane or looping the loop in a glider.  You’ll still get the rush that comes from trying something new that scares you just a tiny bit, but you can do it all in the stunning grounds and beautifully-kept pool at the Diogenes Sun Club.”

Set in six acres of beautiful and secluded grounds around a country house, Diogenes has been in existence since the 1930s and on its current site since 1964.

Andy Cremer from the club said: “We completely understand that people’s first time in a socially nude environment can be a nerve-wracking experience.  The day is ‘clothes optional’ for the two guests that can accompany each skinny dipper – although the skinny dippers themselves do need to ditch their cozzies and dive in au naturel. Many people have preconceptions about naturism and naturist clubs but we’re a respectable family-friendly group of like-minded people and we offer a safe and welcoming environment in which to challenge yourself in a different way to support local hospice care.”

It costs £10 to enter the sponsored skinny dip.  Sign up now by calling 01442 890222 or, if you don’t dare to bare, then donate £10 by texting BARE10 to 70070 to cover your embarrassment and support Rennie Grove fully-clothed!