Friday, 13 April, 2007

Jersey Swimarathon 2007.

A team from Vistra took part in the 36th Jersey Swimarathon, an annual event run by the Lions Club of Jersey whose ethos is "enhancing quality of life". The event takes place over a period of 4½ days and this year the funds raised (in excess of £120,000) will be used towards a major project, the refurbishment of Maison des Landes, Jersey’s hotel for the disabled. It is not a competition, it is all about taking part in a community activity and raising funds for the less fortunate. Approximately 20,000 islanders are involved as sponsors, together with the 3,000 swimmers. Over the years, £2.25 million has been raised which has been directed to many local projects such as Channel Island Air Search, Jersey Cheshire Homes, Focus on Mental Health and Les Amis. The Vistra team achieved a credible total of 53 laps in their 55 minute session raising a total of £1,250. The non-swimming team captain was Andrew Taylor and swimmers were Tanya Scott-Tomlin, Dee Hudson, Judith Egré, Wendy Ewens, Sara Partridge, Alastair Scott and Rodney Hodges.