Charity Swim in it’s Second Year will take place in July 2018
FBM Holidays are proud to announce that they will take over as the main sponsor for the TenFoot Swim in 2018. The event which began in 2017 is a 5km open sea endurance swim which begins on Tenby’s North Beach and finishes on Saundersfoot beach – hence the name ‘TenFoot’ – and is organised by a joint committee made up of representatives of both Tenby and Saundersfoot communities and features members who are responsible for the continued success of the New Years Day Swim in Saundersfoot.
The event, which is due to take place on 21st July 2018, will see around 300 competitors take to the water, with all proceeds raised from the event going to charity.
Last year, the event raised £10,000 which was split between two local communities, The Rory Rogers Fund and Bloodwise, but recently lost its main sponsor for the event. FBM Holidays who were keen supporters of the 2017 swim were very keen to be further involved and offered to sponsor the swim event as a whole.
Thom James who is the marketing executive at FBM Holidays has said “The whole of FBM Holidays is extremely excited to be involved in sponsoring the TenFoot Swim in 2018. As a large accommodation provider in the area, we want to help make this event an absolute must for holiday-makers and locals alike in 2018 and beyond. As a local company, it was important that we could help sponsor a local event that has such a good heart. As a charity-minded organisation, the committee do an amazing job of putting on these events which go on to benefit some wonderful causes in the process.”
The 2018 TenFoot swim event will include the TenFoot Trek, which coincides with the swim, and a concert in aid of Wales Air Ambulance and two local charities. Also, for the first time in 2018, there will be the introduction of the StepFoot Run, a 5k family fun run from Saundersfoot to Stepaside, and this is also being sponsored separately by FBM Estate Agents. For full details of the swim, including more information and how to enter, visit the TenFoot website, www.tenfootswim.co.uk. Details of the local charities that will be represented in 2018 to be announced soon.