Swimarathon to aid worthy causes

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The second Swimarathon organised by Horsham Lions Club will be held at The Pavilions in the Park on March 3, 2013.

Half the money raised through sponsorship will be donated to a Lions District project which is raising £250,000 to purchase night vision equipment for a new Air Ambulance helicopter to service the Horsham area.

The other half of the money raised will go to a good cause of the swimmers’ choice. Sponsorship is based on the total number of lengths swum by the whole team.

There is no entry fee; all ages can take part from eight to 70 inclusive. A team of six swimmers plus an adult non-swimming captain is required. Entries must be made by completing the official Entry Form and Horsham Lions Club must receive these forms by Monday February 11, 2013. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 32 teams.

We still have places available for teams of up to six people.

The event is open not just for schools but all ages, and individuals or clubs, business and pubs.

Those interested should go to our website for more background information and an entry form or contact me direct.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance currently respond to 1,500 calls (daylight) per year. There are a further one to two each night that they cannot respond to with the helicopter although they do respond to some by sending the duty doctor and paramedic by road - subsequent transfer to hospital has to be by ambulance. In the past some cases were transferred by police helicopter (from Essex Police) but this has virtually stopped due to police financial cutbacks and increased use for police purposes.

Entry forms are available from Tom Osborne 9 Middleton Road, Horsham RH11 1JS

Telephone 01403 241167

www.Horshamlions.freeuk.com

TOM OSBORNE

Horsham Lions Club, Middleton Road, Horsham