DJs from Heart 104.9FM
and celebrities such as Aidan Bennetts, Colin Moss, Dean Stockenstrom, Yolanda Yawa, Siv Ngesi and many more took their first dip of the season in swimwear sponsored by Speedo. Members of the public were invited to participate in the event, they came out in numbers and it was a great success. Heart 104.9FM
's Phat Joe Breakfast Show was broadcast live from the event and Fresh Stop provided hot coffee, delicious muffins and croissants for participants to fuel up on before taking the plunge.
The Heart 104.9FM Spring Dip
concept was initiated by Heart 104.9FM
and this year the chosen beneficiary was the Ripple Effect
, a non-profit organisation that creates, promotes and supports swimming events that encourage fundraising for water-related causes. This year's The Ripple Effect
supports beneficiaries that teach underprivileged children to swim, in order to help reduce the high levels of drowning incidents in South Africa. Organisations such as The Ripple Effect are looking to provide sustainable, clean drinking water to South Africans and have also made efforts to preserve the country's delicate marine and coastal reserves. Together with co-sponsor Fresh Stop
, the radio station is raising awareness for water safety and drawing attention to the fact that for every shark attack in South Africa, there are over 3000 incidents of drowning.Heart 104.9FM
would like to thank those who dipped and those who endorsed the event, making it a success. The idea of bringing the Spring Dip
closer to the CBD was favourable, with a brilliant atmosphere and an even greater turnout than that of the previous year. The station is already looking forward to next spring for an even bigger and better dip, so don't miss out, be brave and get involved.
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24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday, or www.1049.fm