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Call to Charities for Guernsey Skipton Swimarathon funding

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The Committee of the Skipton Swimarathon 2014 are asking Guernsey charities if they have any projects they would like to be considered for this year’s fundraising. The Skipton Swimarathon, which will take place between the 8th and 12th October this year, is one of the Island’s biggest fundraisers and is organised jointly by the Lions Club of Guernsey and the Guernsey Round Table, and sponsored by Skipton International.

Last year 1,540 swimmers took part, raising £45,000 for charitable causes on the Island, a figure the organisers are hoping to top this year. 2013’s cash will help complete the first phase of the children’s playground at Saumarez Park on which work will soon commence. 
Steve Hogg, Chairman of the Skipton Swimarathon Committee said: As with the children’s playground we are looking for a project this year which is at the heart of our community. We have hundreds of children and adults turn out to swim laps at Beau Sejour and they’re doing so to give something back to their Island. We’d love to hear from charities who have a need that could change, improve or save lives in the Bailiwick.’
Skipton International has committed to be sponsors for a fifth year, and are looking forward to supporting the Skipton Swimarathon Committee and its chosen charity: ‘Having a cause that will inspire people to turn out and swim, whatever their abilities, is what the Skipton Swimarathon is all about’, said Skipton International’s Managing Director, Jim Coupe, ‘This is an exciting time as preparations get underway for this year’s event and we urge everyone to get their team applications in early as this year looks set to be our best yet.’
Charities are invited to email their requests for funding to Steve Hogg: The project will not support operational costs, but looks to purchase equipment, a capital item or training.
Deadline for entries is Friday 7th February, the proposal will be chosen by the Committee members and then announced shortly afterwards in preparation for the Skipton Swimarathon countdown.

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