Charity Swimathon 2014
Sat 26th April 2014 at 12.00 - 18.00
Next Generation Sports & Fitness Centre, Kembrey Park, Swindon
An invitation from Swindon North Rotary Club to help you raise funds for your favourite charity
The SWIMATHON is a fun event organised to help local organisations raise the cash they need. Organised for one day in April it gives your team of swimmers the opportunity to gather sponsorship for your organisation or a cause or charity you select. Then Swindon North Rotary Club take complete responsibility for running the event. Swimmers can be friends, colleagues or family members.
The Rotary Club of Swindon North SWIMATHON, supported by Openwork will raise funds for Prospect Hospice and the various charities chosen by the entrants.
The SWIMATHON is not a marathon, but a fun event. No team or individual is being asked to swim an unduly long distance. The event involves a team swimming continuously for 55 minutes with only one member of the team being in the water at a time. Swimmers aged 10 to 80+ can take part.
Organising your team
Your team should have up to 4 members who need to be prepared to swim at the event and also be responsible for collecting sponsorship. We provide you with sponsorship forms and information to give to your team members. We organise everything at the event. Even down to printing a certificate for each swimmer. After the event you send us the money you collect and we send you a cheque for 50% of the sponsorship monies raised by your team. The other money raised goes to the charity selected by Rotary in this case, PROSPECT HOSPICE.
Fund raising with help...
Anyone who has organised a jumble sale, quiz night or golf day knows that fund raising by organising events is time consuming and difficult. Enter a team for the Swindon North Rotary SWIMATHON and you avoid all the hassle of organising the event. Simply turn up with your team on the day, hand in your sponsorship form and cheer your team on. We count up how much your team have obtained in sponsorship, verify their forms and send them back to you to circulate to your team. Once we receive your sponsorship monies we send you a cheque to the organisation you choose.
Collect your sponsorship on the internet
Your SWIMATHON team can collect their sponsorship on-line by using the Rotary Club's BT My Donate facility. This will enable you to promote your Swimathon entry more widely, maximise your sponsorship, and have gift aid added where applicable. When you have registered your teams entry with us, go to BT My Donate (click the button on the left) and register as a FUNDRAISER for the Swindon North Rotary Club SWIMATHON. When you have done that tell your team members and all your friends and family they can support you with sponsorship and donations on your page on the BT My Donate website. There are 10 Top Tips on BT My Donate to help you raise as much money as possible.