Wrington Vale Rotary Club is looking for teams of people to take part in its swimathon event

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 September 2018

The Big Swim will raise money for the Shiva Charity alongside Childrens Hospice South West

The Big Swim will raise money for the Shiva Charity alongside Childrens Hospice South West


Wrington Vale Rotary Club is looking for people to take part in its Big Swim fundraising event later this year.

Teams of up to six people are being to take part in the club’s sponsored swimathon relay, which will be raising money for Children’s Hospice South West and the Shiva Charity in Nepal.

It will take place in the Kings Fitness and Leisure swimming pool in Cheddar’s Station Road, and teams will have the opportunity to win prizes when taking part.

The hospice cares for more than 500 families in the South West, where a child has a life-threatening condition.

The charity in Napal is rebuilding homes after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the city in 2015.

The rotary club raised £8,000 last year for the charity’s Rebuild Napal project.

The event will take place on November 10.

For more information, contact Roger Vincent on 07887 615462 or email wvrc.swimathon@gmail.com.

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