As many of you know Nick is the chairman of the Skipton Swimarathon. We are really pleased to share that Citizens Advice Guernsey and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation are the main beneficiaries of this year’s record-breaking Skipton Swimarathon. The event saw 2,500 swimmers raise more than £80,000 for local good causes.
Organisers handed out platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards to corporate groups and clubs that supported the event, which is in its 45th year.
The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation will use the donation from the Swimarathon to fund a year’s upkeep of one of its flats next to Southampton Hospital, which is available to families from the Bailiwick with children receiving treatment at the hospital.
Citizens Advice Guernsey will put the money towards supporting the development of a new IT system, including a telephony suite, to allow volunteers to improve services to a growing number of clients.
“The corporate award scheme inspires local companies to get involved with the fundraising event,” said Skipton’s Commercial Manager, Aaron Walden.
“The ethos of the event is all about community and doing your part and it is the one event in Guernsey’s calendar that can involve the whole island. We are thrilled to have honoured all these recipients today and thank them wholeheartedly for their efforts.”
The Swimarathon was first run in 1977 under the chairmanship of the late Jurat Harry Bisson. It is organised by the Lions Club of Guernsey and the Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by Skipton. The event is mainly held at Beau Sejour with students at Baubigny Schools swimming in their own school pool.
This year’s top fundraisers – NLG and St Sampson’s High School – received a platinum prize after raising more than £2,500 each.
This is the full list of award winners:
St Sampson’s High School
Notre Dame School
5th Guernsey Beavers
Beau Sejour Swim School
Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled
Elizabeth College Junior School
Citizens Advice Guernsey
St Martin’s School
Hautes Capelles School
La Mare de Carteret Primary School
La Mare de Carteret High School
Le Murier School
Otterborne Equestrian Centre
Guernsey Disability Swimming
Guernsey Sea Adventurers
Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation