Charity Swimathon 2017
Sun 16th July 2017 at 10.00 - 18.00
This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North East
’Type 1 Kidz’ –supporting children and young people in the area who live with type 1 diabetes. See www.type1kidz.com (‘Type 1 Kidz’ is a project of Investing in Children – a Community Interest Company registered in England & Wales no: 8428687)
Charitable Causes supported through The Rotary Club of Washington Forge (www.washingtonforgerotary.org.uk)
Charities/causes chosen by the participating teams(this can be to support their own organisation/club or either of the above if they wished)
18 teams of between four and six swimmers were allocated a swimming lane for 30 minutes. It was fun and friendly with participants enjoying their swim and completing the number of lengths they were comfortable with - all in the knowledge that money was being raised for very worthwhile causes.
Teams taking part this year were:
'The First Breakers'
Rainbow Youth Theatre (2 teams)
Type 1 Kidz (2 teams)
Ron's Rescue Team
The Telfer/Twist Team
The Mermaid Men
Fatfield Musical Stage Society (3 teams)
The Forge Freestylers
8th Glebe Brownies
Washington Aquatics Swimming Club (3 teams)
No. of swimmers: 75
Total lengths swam: 2363
Highest individual number of lengths: 70
Well done to everyone for their fantastic efforts
We acknowledge and very much appreciate the support from staff and management at the Everyone Active - Washington Leisure Centre for alllowing us to use their facilities.
Know Your Blood Pressure Event - October 2017
We again supported this Rotary/Stroke Association initiative by offering free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.details
Keeping Washington Tidy
Throughout the year, our members are supporting local environmental groups in their efforts to keep our community area clean and tidy.details
'Food for Christmas Appeal 2016'
We are running our annual appeal again this year and will be collecting food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Charity Swimathon 2016
Our second Swimathon was held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre.details
Dictionaries 4 Life
Year 6 pupils at Usworth Colliery Primary School presented with 'Dictionaries 4 Life'.details
'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day
We offered free blood pressure checks to the public in The Galleries, Washington. This is to help people understand the link between high blood pressure and strokes and how to reduce the risk. Photo: Rotarians Rob Blair and Dr Mathew Thomasdetails
Food For Christmas Appeal 2014
This year we were again collecting foodstuffs in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Washington Village Christmas Festival
Washington Village Christmas Festival took place on Saturday 29th November along Spout Lane - between 1pm and 5pmdetails
'Enterprise Week' at Usworth Colliery Primary School
School holds it's 'Enterprise Week' in July.details
Air Cadets Welcome Top Brass
2214 (Usworth) Air Cadets provided with musical instruments through Rotary Foundation grantdetails
Usworth Colliery Primary School 'Enterprise Week'
School initiative supported by Rotary and ASDAdetails
Washington Heritage Festival 2012
The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Iain Kay, visits our displaydetails
'Charity Race Night'
In support of Marie Curie Cancer Care & the Great North Air Ambulance. Venue - the North Biddick Social Club, Bonemill Lane, Washington.details