Grand Charity Swimathon 2018

Sun 22nd April 2018 at 13.00 - 17.00

This event has now taken place - a report and pictures of our most successful Swimathon to date will be posted here soon

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Swindon North Rotary Club can help you raise funds for your favourite charity.

Our Charity SWIMATHON is a fun event organised to help local organisations raise the cash they need.  Held on one afternoon it gives a team of swimmers the opportunity to gather sponsorship for an organisation, cause or charity they select.  Team members can be friends, school or work colleagues, family members, in fact any group with a shared aim.  Swindon North Rotary Club organises and runs the event for you

The Rotary Club of Swindon North's Grand Charity SWIMATHON will raise funds for Inner Flame (SWBC Awards Charity of the Year) and all the other charities supported by the swimmers.

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The SWIMATHON is not a marathon, nor is it a speed trial.  It’s a FUN event and swimmers of any ability can enter.  Swimmers aged from 8 to 80 plus can take part.  No-one will be asked to complete a certain distance or swim at a certain speed.  The event involves team members swimming in relay for 55 minutes. 

> View/print/download the rules of the Swimathon

Organising your team
Ideally your team should have 4 to 8 members, people who are not only prepared to swim but also to collect sponsorship on themselves.  Sponsorship Forms can be downloaded from this page.  We suggest that each team member should endeavour to collect at least £25 on themselves.  Obviously, the more cash the better!   We will organise everything on the day including giving every swimmer a medal and a certificate as verification of how many lengths they swam to show their sponsors.

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After the event you need to send us all the sponsorship money your team has collected and we will send you a cheque, payable to the organisation of your team’s choice, and equal to the value of one half of your total sponsorship.  The other half of your sponsorship money will go to the charity selected by the Rotary Club, this year that’s Inner Flame.

Fund-raising with help
Anyone who has organised a fund-raising event, be it a fun run, a quiz night or a jumble sale, will know that such events are time consuming and difficult to arrange.  Enter a team in the Swindon North Rotary SWIMATHON and you avoid all that hassle.  Simply turn up on the day with your team and any supporters, hand in your sponsorship forms, and then enjoy swimming and cheering on your fellow team members.

We will add up how much sponsorship your team has obtained, verify the forms, and then hand them back to you so that you can collect all the money in.  When we receive your sponsorship money we will send you the cheque for the organisation you chose.

Collect your sponsorship online
Visit our event page on BT MyDonate Your SWIMATHON team will also be able to raise sponsorship online by using the MyDonate facility.  Click on the MyDonate button on the left to visit our event page where you can register as a fundraiser for our SWIMATHON and set up your very own MyDonate webpage.  Then email and message all your friends and family and invite them to donate to you online on your MyDonate fundraising page.  That way you can promote your entry much more widely, maximise your sponsorship and have gift aid added to it.  There are 10 Top Tips on BT My Donate to help you raise as much money as possible.

Download an entry form now and get started straightaway

Swimathon Grand Draw
A Grand Draw is being held in association with the Rotary SWIMATHON with many prizes to be won including cash prizes of £200 and £75. The draw will take place at The Link Centre during the SWIMATHON on 22nd April 2018. Tickets cost £1 each and can be obtained using the contact links at the bottom of this page.

Inner Flame - SWBC Awards Charity of the Year
The South West Business and Community Awards were created to recognise businesses, charities, and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the region.  The joint winners of the Charity of The Year 2017/18 are Inner Flame and the Jessie May Trust.

Acknowledgements
The Rotary Club of Swindon North acknowledges with grateful thanks the support being given to the Swimathon and Grand Draw by BETTER and the SWINDON LINK magazine.


The Rotary Club of Swindon North hold annual splash for cash charity event (Swindon Link online)

Fundraisers invited to splash out to raise money for range of good causes (Swindon Link Magazine)

For further information about the Swimathon & Grand Draw contact Ken Winslow on the email link below or to speak to someone phone 07710 228697


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