October 11th, 2012 by Skipton International Ltd
The 36th annual Skipton Swimarathon was a great success. During the five days of the 2012 event from 3 to 7 October 2012, over 170 teams swam more than 500 kilometres.
The enormous task of collecting funds pledged now starts in earnest, whilst a large amount was collected during the event, team captains are encouraged to return any outstanding money or additional sums raised as soon as possible to Skipton International’s office at Fairbairn House, Rohais, St Peter Port next to Waitrose, so it can be passed on the Skipton Swimarathon Committee for early distribution to the good causes.
Chairman Jeff Kitts said “this is a wonderful achievement by the Guernsey community, all of whom from young to old should be congratulated. In particular Roger Allsopp has been a fantastic Ambassador, inspiring families, schools and clubs to join in the fun in what was a great event.”
Both the At Large events were again very successful with many school children able to take part in the Skipton Swimarathon from their own school pools at the Grammar School and at St Sampson’s/Baubigny School.
The main beneficiary from of the monies raised this year is the Guernsey Cardiac Action Group and their project to buy and install public access defibrillators which could help save lives across the community.
The first unit is expected to be in place by the end of October 2012.