• 12Dec

    27th Swim!

    Swim 2010

    Organisers of Bray’s annual Bray Charities Sea Swim on New Year’s Day are planning the 2010 swim.

    Set up 27 years ago for the dual purposes of having some festive fun and raising funds for local charities, this yearly event has to date realised €226,620 for a long list of worthy local causes.

    The last seasonal splash raised €uro 17,500 in aid of Bray Charities. Charities which have benefited from the swim over the years have included Sunbeam House, the Bray Women’s Refuge, Bray Cancer Support Group, the Bray Old Folks Association, Meals on Wheels, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St Catherine’s Special School, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis, Fassaroe Community Centre, the Order of Malta, the Old Folks Association on Boghall Road, the ISPCC, Marino Clinic, St. Columcille’s Hospital CAT Scan appeal and Bray Children In Need, Orchard Retirement Home, Bray Lions Club and the Bray Soroptimists Club.

    And with close to 200 swimmers set to take part in Swim 2010, event organisers are hoping to do even better this year.

    With many of the swimmers turning out in fancy dress, this is always a very enjoyable and colourful event. Being our 27th Swim, this will be an extra-special occasion, says Joint Organiser John McEvoy.

    The charities in Bray who will benefit in 2010 are:

    1. Open Door, Bray

    2. The Bray Lions Senior Citizens Fund

    3. “Bray Carers support group” and “The Carers association”

    Due to take place at the Southern end of Bray Seafront at 12 noon next New Year’s Day, the organisers would be delighted to hear from any volunteers ready to brave the waves on behalf of this year’s nominated charities.

    For “Sponsorship Cards” and further details , contact:

    John McEvoy
    Mobile: 086 85 61 888 Email: john@aravon.com

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