Swimalong - April 2024

Annual marathon swim In support of Foal Farm

Swimalong 2024

Rotary Beckenham raises nearly £2,300 for Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre. 

On Sunday 28th April, the Rotary Beckenham staged its sixth Swimalong at The Spa at Beckenham, fundraising for this year’s chosen charity.

Each year the aim is to swim a collective marathon and swimmers of any ability are welcomed. Participation is free, but swimmers raise funds for our chosen charity.

In previous years we have raised money for Fighting Poverty in Zambia, Children in Need, RNLI, London Air Ambulance and the Bromley Little Theatre rebuilding fund.

14 swimmers gathered at Beckenham Spa and between them they swam over 10 miles. A further 6 swimmers, swimming elsewhere, achieved another 8 miles. 

The target of a 26-mile marathon swim within three hours was beyond our reach, unfortunately, since a number of swimmers had to drop out at the last minute.

Councillor Hannah Gray graciously attended, presenting medals to the swimmers and drawing the winning prize draw ticket.

Our thanks go to The Spa at Beckenham for generously hosting the event this year. Our thanks also to the volunteers, supporters and sponsors. 

Most of all, our thanks to the swimmers for taking part in this event and for the great result that they achieved.

Rotary Beckenham has raised over £20,000 for charity in its six Swimalong events. 


More about Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre

Foal Farm has been rescuing and rehoming neglected animals in and around Kent for more than 60 years.

"Our mission is to take in as many animals as we can properly care for, to restore them to health and happiness and where possible find them new homes, or provide a sanctuary for life.

Every year we rehome approximately 500 cats, dogs and small animals, and provide permanent sanctuary to more than 100 farm animals and equines. We never put an animal to sleep if it has a chance of survival, and go to every length to provide first class care to every animal in need.”


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