Over 100 swimmers of all ages took part in the recent North Lincolnshire Rotary Swimarathon, or Swimarathon 4 as it was dubbed by the organising committee of Rotarians from Brigg, Scunthorpe and Scunthorpe Pentagon. The swimmers raised in excess of £9,000 from their sponsors, and with all costs covered through the support of 8 local businesses so every pound of sponsorship money will be awarded to local charities and community organisations.
The businesses kindly supporting the event:
THM R&T Hough T/AS Trevor Husband Motors
Symes Bains Broomer Solicitors
The last Swimarathon was held days before lockdown in March 2020. On that occasion over 30 teams participated, and the total raised was over £10,000. The organisers are delighted to have brought the event back as part of the COVID-19 recovery with such a successful result. It means a cumulative total of over £30,000 has been raised since its inception.
Guests on the day included Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft MP, the Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor Janet Longcake, as well as Rotary Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Assistant District Governor Christine Dagwell - Thompson and District Governor Elect, David Phillips. They all joined in, enthusiastically starting the swimmers and giving them encouragement to keep going for their 50 minutes in the pool.
The allocation of funds is decided by the presidents of the three Rotary clubs involved after organisations applying for help with specific projects. An awards evening will be held on 16 June 2023. Previous awards have helped fund projects for Scouts, Sea Cadets, Choirs and Performing Arts groups, Brownies, Young Carers, Local Heritage organisations.