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Serving Thornbury and surrounding communities in South Gloucestershire, England
Headline Photo Swimarathon 2015
Another successful Swimarathon has been completed. A total of 46 teams made up of children and adults, enjoyed a weekend of swimming against the clock while raising sponsorship funds for our principal beneficieries and to support Thornbury Rotary's charitable and service work.
The 46 teams pledge over £6,700 in advance of the event, and swam a grand total 0f 5357 lengths. Total income from swimmers, advertisers and gift aid is expected to be between £9,000 and £10,00.
The Club's thanks go to the Castle School Steel Band, who brought a carnival atmosphere to the pool, to the swimmers and to our advertisers.
Principal beneficiaries are Bristol and South Gloucestershire Young Carers, which provides support advice and companionship for young people who care for family member because of disability, illnes or substance abuse, and the European Cleft Organisation a start-up national charity helping fellow professionals in former Eastern Block countries deal with problems associated with treatable cleft palates and hare lips. For more details, see the charities' websites.
A "A Concert for Light" featuring the Dursley Male Voice Choir raised sufficent funds to provide much needed solar lighting for schools in Malawi, enabling them to be used safely after dark by reducing the use of dangerous kerosene.
The Club's annual "Youth Speaks" competition is now underway, and the "Kids Out" day when we take 60 to 70 disadvantaged children for a day out at Slimbridge was successfully completed.
Thornbury's Rotary Club has served the community since 1971, and has sponsored many local projects.
It has raised over £350,000 and donated it to local, national and international charities, projects and appeals.
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