Nearly £7k raised for Conwy Mind following special Seal Splash Sea Dip event.

Nearly £7k raised for Conwy Mind following special Seal Splash Sea Dip event...

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Gareth Southworth.


There was a massive turn-out for a special cold water ‘Seal Splash’ Sea Dip from Colwyn Bay promenade, last Sunday afternoon, which helped to raise nearly £7k for Conwy Mind.

Despite the cool and blustery conditions, dozens of brave entrants supported this unusual fundraising event, with many people wearing colourful fancy dress outfits, or bright swimming costumes, before entering the chilly waters.

John Hatton, one of the hard-working charity promoters, confirmed: “We had a great event at Colwyn Bay yesterday, the Seal Splash, a Sea Dip organised by Conwy Mind to raise funds. I was asked to help with the event, and it was a tremendous success with the intention of raising a few thousand pounds.

“We eventually made £6,900. It was a really great atmosphere, and even the weather was kind to us, and Gareth Southworth, from Conwy Parkrun, did all the photography.” 

Sponsors Tom Owen and Son, who also helped to promote the occasion, also attended the dip in conjunction with
 Seren the Seal, Conwy Mind’s unique mascot. 

Entrants initially paid a £5 donation fee, and if they collected £50 or more towards Conwy Mind, received a special crocheted Seren the Seal souvenir.

*If anyone else wants to add some further donations towards this special fundraising event, you can still sign up via the Conwy Mind Seal Splash promotion link: 


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