Rotary Club of Grantham splashes the cash at Swimarathon presentation

Swimarathon presentation evening. Photo by Toby Roberts.
Swimarathon presentation evening. Photo by Toby Roberts.
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More than £32,500 was shared among local charities and organisations following this year’s successful Rotary Swimarathon.

The Rotary Club of Grantham hosted its annual Swimarathon presentation at Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School on Wednesday evening to donate the proceeds of this year’s swimming event.

The money was presented to 43 charities and organisations in front of 150 people.

President Mos Kalbassi said the event was the highlight of the club’s and his year.

During the evening, Heather McGrath received the Swimarathon Women Award for organising 16 teams in the Swimarathon. The Man’s Award went to John Morrissey who has painstakingly claimed the Gift Aid over many years which increases the income by about £4,000 every year.

Next year’s Swimarathon will be held from February 5 to 7.

Those charities and organisations who received donations from Rotary were: Kesteven Rideability, St Wulfram’s Choir, Phoenix Academy, Grantham Schools Fesitval, St Mary’s School, Grantham and Sleaford MS Branch, U2 Can Craft, Lynx Swimming Club, Air Ambulance, Grantham Inner Wheel, Grantham Poverty Concern, Church Trees Disabled Club, Grantham Disabled Children’s Society, Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship, St Barnabas, Grantham District Mencap, Samaritans, Grantham Museum, Grantham Lifesaving Club, Grantham Disability Sport, Grantham Foodbank, Great Ponton School, Manthorpe Playgroup, Lincolnshire Voluntary Lifeguards, Radcliffe 
Animal Shelter, Grantham Talking Newspaper, Rock Challenge, Grantham Leisure Support, Sunshine Playgroup, Grantham Passage and Jubilee Church.