23rd April 2018 by

Posted in Charity, Events, News, Pembrokeshire

Swim Charities Visit with Local Sponsors

Spotlight has turned to the individual charities and the vital services they play in the local community

Organisers from the second annual TenFoot Swim, dubbed ‘Wales’ Toughest Sea Swim’ have visited local sponsors with members of each beneficiary charity that the event will seek to raise funds for. Representatives from the Dai Rees Foundation, The Wales Air Ambulance and Paul Sartori were all recently welcomed to the Tenby offices of main sponsor FBM Holidays to really kick the event promotion into gear and to put the focus on the real reason the event takes place.
With 3 charities due to benefit from the event proceeds this year, spotlight has turned to the individual charities and the vital services they play in the local community.
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling, to name just a few services, and provides immense support to those who need it.
Wales Air Ambulance is funded by the people of Wales and they rely entirely on the public’s support to help keep the helicopters flying. The charity does not receive direct funding from the government so vital helicopter services are kept in the air through charitable donations, fundraising events and membership, so donations from the Tenfoot Swim are vital to them.
The Dai Rees Foundation (DRF) is an organisation set up to facilitate projects around the world that provide emergency life-support training and education.
FBM Holidays are excited to be the main sponsor for such an amazing event that will aim to give back so much to 3 very deserving charities. The event is a challenging open sea 5k swim from North beach, Tenby to Monkstone beach in Saundersfoot on Saturday 21th July and to be completed within 2 hours.
FBM Holidays partner, Tim Brace commented, “We are extremely excited to be sponsoring this fantastic event, and to be supporting these very worthy charities; Wales Air Ambulance, Dai Rees Foundations and Paul Sartori. The team at FBM Holidays, look forward to attending the events planned for the whole weekend!”
Places for the TenFoot Swim are already starting to fill up, with interest in this year’s event already overwhelming. Couple that with the other events going on over the same weekend however, in the TenFoot Trek, but also the Footstep Run taking place on the Friday night before the Swim, and again being sponsored by the Estates arm of FBM. Aimed at those wishing to take part but not in the gruelling swim event, the run consists of a 1, 3 or 5 mile route stretching from Saundersfoot to Stepaside.
For more information please visit the Tenfoot Swim, the Trek or the Footstep Run events and to enter the events, please visit the TenFoot Swim website; www.tenfootswim.co.uk.