Around fifty people braved the cold waters of Għadira Bay to collect a total of €2,343 in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. The charity swim was the initiative of Manuel Calleja of KopTaco with the support of the Malta Rugby Football Union and various fans of boxing, kickboxing, Thai boxing, Karate and other martial arts. The Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youths and Sport, Mr Chris Agius was in attendance.
The weather wrecked havoc of the first attempt of the charity swim on the 30th of December when high winds and very rough seas led to the abandonment of the swim in Marfa. On Saturday, the organisers had to forget the Marfa swim idea and went for the safer waters of Għadira Bay. Members from the Emergency Fire & Rescue Unit (E.S.R.U.) were there in case they were needed.