|The Rotary Club of Milton Keynes||
Swimathon 2017 - Disabled Event
On Saturday 25th of February, 55 disabled swimmers took to the water at Middleton Pool in Newport Pagnell to raise funds for the 2017 Rotary Charities.
All in all, the participants swam 1583 lengths and raised £ 3,035 before any Gift Aid claims.
This year our Charities will use the funds for:-
To purchase sensory equipment for their new Transitions Department and specifically a wireless unit able to respond to movements and change the environment of the rooms, wall colours, pictures etc..
MILTON KEYNES HOSPITAL
Will be using the funds raised from the Swimathon to go towards interior furnishings for the new cancer centre. The furnishings aim to enhance the comfort for those patients and families using the centre.
ARTS GATEWAY PANDORA
The donation will be used to specifically enhance the creative programmes which helps to extend audiences and for workshop activities for the proposed MK Festival of Inclusive Theatre
The funds will be used to help support the ‘Hospice at Home ‘ service which provides care for terminally ill patients in their own homes
The charity helps stroke victims to return to as near a normal life as possible with self-help programmes and mutual support. The donation would fund a major outing for the members.
This charity works with and for homeless people and those that are “vulnerably housed” to support them into accommodation. The donation will provide extra assistance with removal grants to help clients move to new accommodation. Also purchase of Arctic Condition Sleeping bags.
MK CARDIAC GROUP
They are a local charity group established in Milton Keynes in 1989. They offer a safe environment for people with cardiac conditions and/or COPD to exercise, overseen by qualified British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) teachers. The donation will purchase new exercise equipment for their gym
DOGS FOR GOOD
Formerly Dogs for the Disabled – Rebranding itself as the services are extended to provide help for many families with autistic children by demonstrating how pets can be used with fairly simple training. The donation will fund the purchase of a third 'Swimathon' dog.