Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Rowcroft Hospice Charity Sea Swim
On Sunday 4th September, 124 brave fundraisers took part in the one mile sea swim and aquathlon event in Teignmouth.
124 competitors, both novice and experienced, slipped on their wetsuits and swimming hats to take part in the challenging one mile swim. 68 of those opted to take part in the brand new aquathlon; a one mile swim followed by a two mile run around Teignmouth's sea front. They have pledged to raise in excess of £10,000 including Gift Aid, for the hospice.
The event, sponsored by South West Water was very well supported. Hundreds of spectators and competitors’ family and friends lined the beach front and pier as the participants completed the course. Palm FM were also on hand to provide a warm up and entertainment on The Den and Scott Richards Solicitors of Teignmouth ran a cake stall, raising £250 on the day.
All funds raised from the event will help fund Rowcroft's work both at the hospice and across South Devon.
Tasked by the club to provide safety for the event were four of our members Big Keith Hoppins, Sophie Waddell, Vicky Gall and Georgia Slatter so at 11 o clock they made the journey across the water to attend the safety briefing.
heres a few pics of the event itself