Enter our SWIMATHON and raise funds for your favourite charity, cause or organisation.
Held over 4 hours our Charity SWIMATHON gives a team of swimmers the opportunity to collect sponsorship for an organisation, cause or charity of their choice. Team members can be friends, school or work colleagues, family members, in fact any group with a shared aim. We organise and run the event and it's totally free to enter.
Our SWIMATHON is not a marathon or a race. It's a FUN EVENT for swimmers of all ages and abilities to take part.
No-one will be asked to complete a certain distance or to swim at a certain speed, team members just swim in relay for 55 minutes. All swimmers will be given a medal and a certificate to show how many lengths they completed.
Above all, what we ask is that each individual team member collects as much sponsorship as possible on themselves. We will give a cash voucher to the 3 swimmers with the highest individual sponsorship.
Ideally your team should have 4 to 8 members, people who are not only prepared to swim but also willing to collect sponsorship on themselves. Give your team a name, decide who will be the team captain, and select the charity or organisation you want to raise money for. We suggest that each team member endeavours to collect at least £50 sponsorship on themselves. Obviously, the more the better!
On the day, come to the SWIMATHON with your team and any supporters, hand in your sponsorship forms, and enjoy swimming and cheering on your fellow team members.
Whilst you are swimming we will add up how much sponsorship your team has obtained and after verifying the forms we will hand them back to you so that you can collect all the money in.
HOW TO ENTER
As well as raising money for the charity of your choice our SWIMATHON will also be raising funds for SMASH. SMASH has been mentoring children and young people in and around Swindon and North Wiltshire for over 20 years. It has a small team of professional mentors working to provide safe spaces and practical support for young people.
As soon as you can after the SWIMATHON send us all the sponsorship money your team has collected and we will make a payment to the charity or organisation of your team’s choice equal to the value of one half of your total sponsorship. The other half will go to SMASH
COLLECT YOUR SPONSORSHIP ONLINE
Your SWIMATHON team members will be able to raise sponsorship online by using the InvestMyCommunity facility. Click on the Donate Online button below to go to our InvestMyCommunity Swimathon campaign page where you can register as a fundraiser for our SWIMATHON and set up your very own fundraising webpage. Then email and message all your friends and family and invite them to donate to you online on your InvestMyCommunity fundraising page. That way you can promote your entry much more widely, maximise your sponsorship and have gift aid added to it.
Further information: telephone 07710 228697 or email email@example.com
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