Roger Allsopp appointed patron of Skipton Swimarathon

February 6th, 2013 by Skipton International Ltd

Roger Allsopp (click image to expand – image courtesy of Skipton Swimarathon)

Skipton Swimarathon has appointed Roger Allsopp as its first patron in time for the 2013 event, which takes place between 2 and 6 October 2013.

Roger was an inspirational choice as last year’s Ambassador, becoming the public face of the event.

Hailed as one of the Independent newspaper’s 100 outstanding people whose charitable work makes the UK a happier place and the oldest person to swim the channel, the 71 year old Guinness World Record holding swimmer is also a retired breast cancer surgeon and grandfather, as well as being one of Guernsey’s best known and loved personalities.

As Patron, Roger Allsopp’s role will be to help promote the fundraising aims and highlight the beneficiaries of the event.

The organisers are hoping that with Roger’s help more and more swimmers will join in raising funds for local good causes.

“Swimming is such an enjoyable part of my life, and I am delighted to be able to help once again promote the Skipton Swimarathon as a fun filled family event,” Roger said.

Skipton Swimarathon Chairman Steve Hogg said “we are thrilled to have Roger as our patron, and we know that lots of people, young and old, will be motivated to take part because of his involvement.”

Set to take place again this year at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, the event has become a permanent fixture in the island’s charity events calendar.

Over the coming weeks, information about the event will appear on the Skipton Swimarathon website, and on Facebook and Twitter.


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