Fundraisers needed for annual Rotary swimathon

By Ben Fitzgerald - 3 December 2018


The Rotary Club of Swindon North’s Swimathon is calling for volunteers to help raise money for a charity of their own choice.

The annual non-competitive event, on April 14, takes place this year at 10am at Swindon's Link Centre is open for anyone aged 8 and over.

The 2019 Swimathon and Grand Draw will principally be raising funds for the Swindon-based charity the Youth Adventure Trust. Through a programme of outdoor activities and challenging experiences, the Youth Adventure Trust inspires vulnerable young people to reach their full potential by learning valuable life skills and building their confidence and self-esteem. Since 1992, when it was founded by David Hempleman-Adams and Major Richard Mitchell, it has made a measurable difference to the lives of over 3,800 16 to 18-year-olds.

But Swimathon participants can also raise funds for a charity of their choice by entering as a team. Teams can be made up of friends, family, colleagues. And groups of 4 - 8 members is ideal, people who are prepared to swim in relay for an hour and collect at least £25 sponsorship on themselves. Money raised will be equally split between the Youth Adventure Trust and the team’s charity. 

Rotary Club member Ken Winslow said: “We’ll give every swimmer a medal and a certificate to confirm how many lengths they’ve completed and through our website they can collect their sponsorship online. That way they can promote their entry more widely and have gift aid added to it.”

For further information, sponsor forms and online or down-loadable entry forms go to the Swimathon page on the Rotary Club of Swindon North website:   Or speak to Ken Winslow on 07710 228697.

Star Legal and Better (The Link Centre) are supporting the Rotary Swindon North Swimathon.

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