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Rotary swimarathon proceeds handed out

Posted at 2:59pm Monday 19 Aug, 2019

A grand total of $22,400, raised at the Generation Homes Rotary Swimarathon, was handed out to local organisations on August 10 at Rotary House in Silverdale.

The event, on June 30, involves teams of swimmers completing as many laps of the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre pool as they can in 45 minutes, in support of a nominated charity (HM July 17).

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair Julia Parfitt and Deputy Chair Janet Fitzgerald were guests of honour at the awards night and presented cheques for $4500 each to the Orewa and Red Beach surf lifesaving clubs, Orewa Sea Scouts and Coastguard Hibiscus.

Swimarathon chair Brian Mullan then presented cheques for $1000 each to local not for profits Youth in Transition, I Got Your Back Pack, and Life Education Trust.

Shields and certificates were presented by Generation Homes managing director Peter Suckling to the two teams that raised the most in sponsorship – Satellite Stars, who raised $1996, and Charlie's Angels, who raised $1055.

A donation of $1400 was also made to Hibiscus Men's Shed, who produced the easels and photo frame used at the event.

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