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Corporates recognised at Skipton Swimarathon awards

Corporates recognised at Skipton Swimarathon awards

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Corporates recognised at Skipton Swimarathon awards


20 local businesses have been recognised by the Skipton Swimarathon organising committee at the Corporate Awards event, which celebrated the top corporate fundraisers.

Each of the firms played a role in helping the event raise more than £60,000 for various local charities including the main beneficiary, the Guernsey Alzheimer's Association.

PraxisIFM and the Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled collected the top Gold Awards for raising more than £1,500, along with event sponsor Skipton International.

Meanwhile, KPMG, Ravenscroft, GVS, Outreach Stars and the Guernsey Disability Swimming Club were each awarded a Silver Award for raising £1,000.

"The number of businesses getting involved with the Corporate Awards has continued to rise since we launched the initiative three years ago and I think their impact is clear to see given that we are now celebrating another record-breaking year," said Chairman of the Swimarathon Committee, Nick Guillemette.

"The Swimarathon ticks so many boxes for businesses to get involved with, it can play a part in their charitable and CSR efforts, it provides a fantastic team building event and the fun had by all is bound to boost morale.

“We would love to see even more firms making the Skipton Swimarathon part of their regular calendar fixtures, committing to helping out a worthwhile cause that will benefit the whole community and island.”

PraxisIFM entered eight teams into the event and collected of total of more than £3,900 - the largest sum raised by any corporate firm.

"We are absolutely honoured to have been recognised by the Skipton Swimarathon organising committee for our fundraising efforts," said Head of Group Marketing and Business Development for PraxisIFM, Ray Tully. "The number of swimmers who took part for us and their brilliant fundraising acts as a great reflection of what a loved and valued community event it is.

"We have participated in the Swimarathon for many years however, given the impact of the pandemic on charities, showing our support was extra important to us this time around.”

12 businesses were awarded a Bronze Award for their efforts in raising more than £500.

So far, the Swimarathon has received over £62,000 in donations and organisers are hopeful that it might soon hit the £65,000 mark.

The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association has already collected it cheque for £30,000, which will go towards improving the lives of families and carers of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Pictured top: The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association is this year's main beneficiary.

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