The 21st Windsor Lions Annual Swimathon is up and running to help local good causes to raise funds
The Windsor Lions, the leading local community service organisation, is looking for even more teams to enter this year’s swimathon, The Big Splash!, one of the Club’s major fundraisers of the year, to be held on Sunday 15th October at Windsor Leisure Pool. Already 21 teams have entered but with a target of at least 60 teams there is still plenty of time for local good causes to seize this fun opportunity to raise money for themselves.
Lion Mike Sells, the event organiser, enthused: “ I am thrilled by the response so far of local good causes but we have plenty of capacity for more teams. This really is a great opportunity for local organisations which need to raise funds to enter a swimming team and reap 100% of the sponsorship money they attract. We are aiming for a best-ever Big Splash! this year – so organisations out there in need of funds, here is your opportunity! Please get in touch – but hurry, first come, first served!”
Over the years, this popular event has raised almost £175,000 for local good causes. Schools, sports clubs, service organisations and hundreds of individuals have benefitted as a direct result of the swimathon which offers a very simple and straightforward way to raise money. A team of up to 8 swimmers swim in rotation for 55 minutes and raise their money through sponsorship. The Windsor Lions organise and staff the whole event so there is nothing else for the teams to do other than find the swimmers and attract sponsors.
Lion Mike continued: “We are appealing to local charities and other groups in the community which need to raise money to enter one or more teams –there is plenty of time but entries will be managed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The Big Splash! really is an amazing opportunity for them to have great fun and raise funds by helping themselves – it couldn’t be simpler!”