As part of the nationwide Great British Skinny Dip organised by British Naturism, 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!