Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic we will not be holding an event this year. Instead, we invite you to make a “Splash for Cash” online in aid of Wales Air Ambulance and other local charities and organisations.

We are raising money for Wales Air Ambulance

During this national crisis, they need your help now more than ever.

Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year their helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside and our bustling towns and cities. This includes the length of our Welsh coastline and across our vast mountain ranges. Their four airbase operations in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff are ready to saves lives wherever needed.

Splash for Cash

We want you to think of exciting and imaginative ways to raise money for this year’s charity. In keeping with the swim tradition “Splash for Cash” should involve having fun while getting cold and wet, preferably in fancy dress. This can be wherever you are in the world, any day during December.

Get sponsored

Raise money for our Wales Air Ambulance by signing up with JustGiving and sharing your page with family and friends.


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Tag @christmasswim


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Make a donation

The Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim relies on donations. This year a minimum donation of £5 from you will secure your 2020 Christmas Swim mug.

The first opportunity to collect your mug will be on Saturday 19 December between 10am and midday at Trinity Church. Further collection times will be arranged.

Unable to travel to Porthcawl to collect your mug? Send us a message and we'll do our best to arrange delivery (a small amount may be payable to cover postage).

The Porthcawl Christmas Swim has been raising thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations for over 50 years.




swimmers each year

given to charity

Local charities and organisations we’ve helped

Porthcawl and Pyle Pumas

Porthcawl Stroke Club

Porthcawl Museum and Historical Society

St John Ambulance

Porthcawl Coastguard

Porthcawl Kidney Research

The Y Centre

1st Nottage Scout Group

Porthcawl Lifeguard Club

Porthcawl Town Athletic

Mayors Community Fund

Tŷ Hafan

Trinity Care and Support

Ty Elis Counselling Service

Firefighters Charity

Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group

The Samaritans

Prostate Cymru