Weʼre raising £1,000 to help support our local community. One of the three shortlisted charities will be chosen as the 2018 Charity of the Year.
- Creative Aquatic, Tytherington
- 24 days to go
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For our 2018 end of year challenge, Creative Aquatic have decided to combine three of the things we value most, swimming, the local community and water safety. We are challenging all of our swimmers to swim as far as they can in an effort to achieve a bronze, silver or gold certificate based on their distance and amazing efforts. This is to raise as much money as possible in sponsorship to support our local charities and finally to spread awareness of water safety which they have learnt with Creative Aquatic out into the local and international community.
Please support our challenge and individual swimmers but DO NOT WRITE their name in the comments section when you make your donation! - Data Protection.
The short-listed charities:
The charities that have been selected for the Creative Aquatic Charity of the Year 2018 are as follows:
Friends of Frome Hospital
This charity provides vital equipment and services that are not covered by the NHS to people in Frome, supporting patients, their loved ones and medical staff. They also support local projects and organisations that provide services such as health education in schools, carer’s courses for people with Alzheimer’s, and free counselling for people with cancer. One of their ongoing projects is securing and placing many green emergency defibrillator points across Frome and the surrounding villages, maybe you have seen one near you?
Fair Frome aims to make as big a difference as possible in local people’s lives by offering practical support in improving their finances, education, and health – as well as raising awareness about poverty. A big project that they have pioneered is the Food Bank for people in crisis which has supported hundreds of homes, as well as Community Dining events and the Furniture Bank. One of their ongoing projects is working towards providing short term shelter for homeless and people in need in Frome throughout the winter so that they can have somewhere to come out of the cold to. Fair Frome have also been integral in supporting recent victims of the fire in Garsdale, Frome.
Frome Fire Station
Donating to the Fire Fighters Charity means giving support directly to fire and rescue personnel who have risked their lives to protect us, for example in the recent fire in Garsdale, Frome. The Fire Fighters Charity helps firefighters who have experienced an injury as a result of their service with their rehabilitation, recuperation, and ongoing health needs. It also seeks to support their children and families, and now has a pilot programme for retired personnel.
Our swimmers will vote for their charity of the year on their challenge consent form, and it will be revealed which one of these charities will receive 100% of the money we raise at the 2018 Creative Aquatic Christmas Party.
Due to data protection: PLEASE DO NOT WRITE THE NAME OF THE CHILD OR FAMILY YOU WISH TO SUPPORT WHEN PROMPTED TO WRITE A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT, PLEASE USE THE SPONSORSHIP FORM INSTEAD .
Happy Swimming Team and Good Luck!
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