Swimathon 2016 – 21st May

Left to Right: Colin Martindale, Richard Mitcherson, Colin Horwath, (President of Rotary Club of Stafford Castle), Hugo Wainwright, Steve Allcock, Guy Allcock (Stafford UPVC)
Left to Right: Colin Martindale, Richard Mitcherson, Colin Horwath, (President of Rotary Club of Stafford Castle), Hugo Wainwright, Steve Allcock, Guy Allcock (Stafford UPVC)

Fundraising is Going Swimmingly for Local Charites

The Rotary Club of Stafford Castle is teaming up with Katharine House Hospice to host the first ever charity Swimathon on Saturday 21st May at Stafford Leisure Centre.

It costs £15 to enter a team of 6 who will then have 55 minutes to swim as many lengths as possible and raise money through sponsorship which will be split equally between Katharine House Hospice and Rotary Charities.

The event will not only raise vital funds, split equally between the Hospice and Rotary charities, but participating teams will have a lot of fun along the way. We are inviting teams from all sections of our local community – schools, clubs, workplaces, families – what a great way to challenge yourself, build team spirit and have a lot of fun!

Emma Whitehurst, Community Fundraiser said

“We are thrilled to be working with The Rotary Club of Stafford Castle to hold this inaugural Swimathon event; we are always looking for new ways to engage our local community and help people to support their hospice. We feel that the Swimathon offers something new and fun.”

Colin Martindale from The Rotary Club of Stafford Castle said

“Our club has strong ties with the Hospice, and we hope that our very first Swimathon in conjunction with Katharine House proves to be a big success, and becomes a major annual fundraising event for years to come”

Katharine House are delighted to have the support of local business who are sponsoring the Swimathon. Guy Allcock Operations Director at Stafford UPVC said

“As a local family business we felt it was important to support this fundraising event, which not only benefits important local charities but gives the community a chance to take part, whatever their ability. We are confident by teaming up with the Rotary Club and Katherine House we will have both a fun and memorable event.”

Malcolm Holland, Commercial Director at Corroconsult, said

“”Corroconsult are proud to support the Rotary Swimathon and help in raising funds for Katharine House and other local charities”.

Interested swimmers can register for the Swimathon by calling the fundraising team on 01785 270808 or online at www.khhospice.org.uk