Swimathon raises £9,600 for Sid Valley charities

Royary Club of Sidmouth members George Eamer,Steve Gunnell and Nigel Sharp present a cheque to Gill

Royary Club of Sidmouth members George Eamer,Steve Gunnell and Nigel Sharp present a cheque to Gill Ryall of Sidmouth Hospiscare. shs 07-18TI 7951. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Swimmers went to great lengths once again to raise £9,600 for local causes in the annual Swimathon.

Back in October, more than 140 swimmers of all ages took to the water, in aid of the Friends of Sidholme Music Room, the Admiral Nurse campaign and Sidmouth Hospiscare.

The Rotary Club of Sidmouth presented the first of three cheques totalling £3,200 to Sidmouth Hospiscare at its meeting at the Victoria Hotel this week.

Gill Ryall, CEO of Sidmouth Hospiscare, said: “We appreciate the ongoing support from Rotary and the amazing amount they have raised from the Swimathon. This type of link helps to raise awareness of the services we offer and will help us to meet the increasing demand for our services.”

Organiser Nigel Sharp thanked the swimmers and the public for their hard work and donations.


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He said: “There are exciting plans for 2018.”

This year’s Swimathon will take place at Sidmouth Swimming Pool on Saturday October 6. The beneficiaries of this year’s event will be announced.

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