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Camphill MK is home to 70 adults with learning disabilities and autism who live, work, celebrate and learn together. Within the community of Camphill, individuals engage in meaningful creative and environmental activities, and its sites in Willen Park and Pennyland have a purpose-built theatre, ceramics studio, weavery, vegetarian café, allotments, and upcycling facility. Camphill is growing and over the next 5 years will offer accessible accommodation to an additional 60 individuals. The Swimathon will help to raise £15,000 towards the provision of wet rooms in the first accommodation block.
In Milton Keynes, on average, parents of 170 dependent children die in one year. Harry’s Rainbow supports young people in Milton Keynes and its surrounding area who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. The charity provides information and guidance on the Web, regular support groups, activities, and individual tailored support. This summer, it also took 40 bereaved families to Woburn Safari Park to have fun, create new memories, and meet other families. Funds raised by the Swimathon will go towards 2023’s summer event.
MK Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and has helped over 450,000 people to solve 2½ million problems since it was founded in 1972. This year, it is taking part in the Swimathon to raise funds to cover the costs of a sessional worker who will provide advice and guidance to Milton Keynes people with sensory loss. This project will be able to support hundreds of local people who are hearing or sight impaired, to find a way forward with complex and serious financial, legal and personal problems.
MK Community Cardio-pulmonary Group
MKCCG was founded in 1989. Its aim is to provide appropriate exercise in a safe, friendly and community environment for local people who have heart disease, breathing issues or heart failure. Money donated from the Swimathon will go towards keeping the membership fee as low as possible in order to make access to our group as wide as possible, and for the purchase and maintenance of MKCCG’s gym equipment.
MK Safety Centre (Hazard Alley)
The Safety Centre is the region’s leading safety education charity. Both at its education centre, Hazard Alley, and out in the community, it teaches children, young people and adults how to be safe in everyday life situations. Funds raised from the Swimathon will be used to purchase a range of essential resources, including volunteer uniforms, AV equipment for its meeting rooms and classrooms, and materials for its education teams to take into schools.
MK SNAP provides a leading programme of learning and life-skills to empower people with learning disabilities to be as independent as they can be and enjoy fulfilling and rewarding lives in our community. The funds raised by Swimathon will be used to support SNAP’s weekly literacy, numeracy and computer skill sessions.
PSPA is the only UK charity dedicated to creating a better future for people living with progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration. It provides support and information to people living with PSP & CBD, and funds research into treatments and seeking a cure. Swimathon fundraising will be used to develop a network of support for Milton Keynes families affected by PSP & CBD through a support group and a new Link Volunteer Service to broaden its local services.
This charity has supported the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Milton Keynes since the 1980s, long before we all benefitted from the inclusion and equality of today. Funding raised from the Swimathon will support Q:alliance’s youth groups, which help young LGBT people to reach their potential, and support their families and friends, so that we all have an equal stake in a diverse and inclusive city.
Willen Hospice is a much respected and vital local hospice that provides specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment. The money raised from the Rotary Swimathon will be used to pay for the petrol costs for our Willen at Home team who make over 3700 visits per year supporting our patients in their own homes.
Each swimmer collects sponsorship from family, friends, work colleagues, corporate donations, etc. by:
You can print off as many copies as you wish of the sponsorship form below. Each swimmer should use a separate form (or more than one form, numbering the sheets in the top right corner). It’s important to fill in the team name and the swimmer’s name and number. Please make sure that every sponsor who pays income tax fills in their house number and post code and circles “Yes” under “Eligible for gift aid”. Without this information, we cannot claim gift aid, which adds 20% to a donation.
A charity will always receive in excess of the total sponsorship raised by their own teams.