Sanlam is proud to support CASCAID, the asset management industry's initiative to raise more than £1 million for Cancer Research in 2017. The Sanlam Harrogate office have decided to support our group CEO Jonathan Polin who cycled 850 miles across the country
by making the biggest splash possible for an office of 3 people.
Therefore, we have decided to raise funds by swimming an ‘office ice mile’. This means between us we will swim a one mile open water swim, in water temperature of 5c or less, without the benefit of wearing wetsuits. Jonty will swim the furthest as he finds this sort of things fun by swimming the first 1/2 mile and Vanessa and Ellie will swim the remaining distance between them.
Make no mistake,swimming in water temperatures this cold is a serious undertaking withsignificant dangers attached, and therefore not taken lightly. We will be using our weekend to train and will log our efforts here with a smattering of chill inducing photos!
We are very grateful to have Jonty on our team as he was the first disabled person in the world to swim an ice mile and also plays a prominent role in the International Ice Mile Swimming Association. This experience is priceless in helping us to prepare for the challenge ahead.
We hope to complete the ice mile as soon as water temperatures drop below 5 degrees, hopefully early November.
Your support would be much appreciated - every little bit helps us to achieve our goal, your donation means you would be welcome to spectate the event itself and see us suffer, ahem - I mean joyfully embrace, the icy mile!