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Many have splash to raise lots of cash
April 4, 2007 1:41 PM
THEY may not be swimming for the world championships, but the Castle Hill Rotaract Club members were swimming superstars at this year’s Splash for Cash.
They were among 150 people to splash and swim their way through the annual swimathon on Sunday, March 25, at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
They were raising money for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
The 13 club members swam a grand total of 305 laps.
Event organiser Kaye Bailey said swimmers clocked up a total of 7018 laps or nearly 350 kilometres.
She estimates the event would raise more than $40,000 for children attending institute’s Alice Betteridge School for children with impaired vision or hearing, and intellectual disability.
“Deafness and blindness are serious disabilities,” she said. “[The institute]
regularly assists more than 800 children, and their families, and provides hearing or vision screening for thousands more. We rely heavily on community support to be able to continue to make a difference in these children’s lives.”