MP Daisy Cooper takes part in sustainable Polar Bear Plunge

Daisy Cooper wearing a Santa hat and tinsel around her neck

St Albans MP Daisy Cooper took part in the Polar Bear Plunge at home with her sustainable ice bucket challenge. - Credit: Earthworks/Daisy Cooper

St Albans MP Daisy Cooper has made a splash by taking part in this year's Polar Bear Plunge.

After collecting rainwater in her back garden over the last few weeks and topping it up with water previously used for hot water bottles, Daisy was caught off guard by being drenched with ice cold water for the challenge. 

Daisy Cooper drenched with water by red bucket

Daisy Cooper received a shock when she was drenched in ice cold water for the challenge. - Credit: Earthworks/Daisy Cooper

Sporting a Santa hat and tinsel scarf, Daisy encouraged others to join in with the plunge at home, which is raising money for Earthworks and Youth Talk.

The famous annual Polar Bear Plunge usually sees participants taking a dip in the outdoor pool of the St Albans Sub Aqua Club – which is ice cold - for charity.

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People in rainbow fancy dress plunging into a swimming pool

Instead of plunging into the ice cold water at St Albans Sub Aqua Club, this year's participants are taking part in a sustainable ice bucket challenge at home. - Credit: Earthworks

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic halting the usual proceedings, Earthworks are encouraging people to plunge at home to keep the spirit of the plunge alive.

Members of the public who take part in fancy dress are in with a chance of winning a £100 prize, thanks to Affinity Water.

Man in polar bear onesie doing ice bucket challenge

Instead of plunging into the ice cold water at St Albans Sub Aqua Club, this year's participants are taking part in a sustainable ice bucket challenge at home. - Credit: Earthworks

To enter, post a photo or video of your sustainable Polar Bear Plunge challenge, just like Daisy, on social media with the hashtag #plungestalbans or email submissions to plunge@earthworksstalbans.co.uk. Closing date is January 8, 2021.

All details about the challenge can be found at polarbearplunge.org.uk/on-the-day