4 Weeks Cold Cheeks

Most of us are a tough breed when it comes to the chilly Central Otago winters. We can happily cope with snow, ice, frosty mornings and below-zero nights. But would you go as far as to swim in one of our glacial lakes? Considering Lake Wānaka and Lake Whakatipu sit at a brisk 10-degree temperature over the winter months, we’d guess not!

Well, that’s exactly what one of our Harcourts Wānaka agents Tom Finden is doing. Every day for four weeks, he will be taking a plunge into Lake Wānaka to help raise awareness and funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

Our newest Wanaka agent says he’s aware of how many people struggle with their mental health.

“It’s a massively worthy cause in today’s society. New Zealand’s mental health stats are no secret and its devastating to see how hard it can be to get help,” he says.

“The challenge is designed to encourage people to break their day-to-day habits, build mental strength and help change their outlook.

“A cold plunge is the first battle of the day, if you can get up early and get into that freezing water, there’s not much you can’t do in the rest of your day. Cold therapy has also been proven to elevate mood and help the body’s nervous system. It’s a great holistic treatment that helps with depression.”

Anyone is welcome to join Tom and get their ‘cheeks’ cold in the chilly waters of Lake Wānaka. He’ll be at the Wānaka wharf at 7 am on weekdays beginning on August 22 until September 16. People are welcome to drop in for one dip or take the plunge (literally!) and join the whole challenge.

Head to the Facebook event 4 WEEKS COLD CHEEKS for more info.

To support Tom in his mission, head to https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/4-weeks-cold-cheeks

Drop in for 1 dip or join the whole challenge as we raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

To find out more, email: tom.finden@harcourts.co.nz

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/4-weeks-cold-cheeks

A massively worthy cause in today’s society. Every one of us is going through some form of struggle beneath the surface and this challenge is designed to help people break their day-to-day habits, build mental strength and really change their outlook. If you can get up early and get into that freezing water, there’s not much you can’t do in the rest of your day!