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Santas’ Swim in aid of L-Istrina at the Grand Hotel Excelsior

Santas Swim

VALLETTA, MALTA, November 2013: For the third year running, on Saturday 7th December 2013 team members at the Grand Hotel Excelsior will be organising a Santas’ Swim, and are inviting colleagues, guests and members of the public to a swim in the clear, chilly waters of Marsamxett Harbour. Alternatively one can opt to make a splash in the Hotel’s swimming pool to raise donations for L-Istrina. In this year’s edition Alice, the Mad Hatter and their friends will be teaming up as Santa’s special guests, to do a brave dive for charity.

Each swimmer will receive a Santa hat upon registration. Later, the Wonderland Characters will be serving well-deserved warm drinksand home-made cookies to all participants when they come out of the water. Facilities for showering and changing will be available. Santa, Alice and the Mad Hatter will be awarding a Certificate of Participation to all swimmers. Those who are not willing to brave the cold water are still encouraged to come and show their support to the swimmers.

For the second year running, present and former local Waterpolo players are being invited to participate in a Waterpolo exhibition match just off the hotel’s private beach.

The 55 piece band of the Malta Police Force will bring joy with live Christmas music and will be welcoming the participants at this 5 star hotel‘s lobby at 10am. This activity is being endorsed by the Malta Community Chest Fund and H.E President George Abela is expected to attend.

Each participant is kindly asked to make a donation of €10 upon registration in aid of L-Istrina. Participants are encouraged to register for this charity event by contacting the Grand Hotel Excelsior Christmas Desk on 21250520 or email

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is also inviting the public to attend its annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on December 6th. The event starts at 7pm and will bring together the well-known local choir EnKor; Santa and his Elves; Alice and her friends. Bring the kids along, and ring in good cheer!

On behalf of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta we wish you all the very best of health and happiness for this Festive Season.

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