Event at Rutland Water will help charities

From left, back, British Tinnitus Association head of fundraising and development Helen Goldsby-West, British Tinnitus Association fundraising assistant Tricia Slatcher, Help For Heroes county co-ordinator Duncan Lingard and Epilepsy Action community fundraiser Joanna Burrows. Front,  Headway director of fundraising Jo Plant, Rutland Watersports assistant team leader Lucy Buckby, Rutland Watersports team leader Sally Ball, and Inspire2Tri director Mary Hardwick
From left, back, British Tinnitus Association head of fundraising and development Helen Goldsby-West, British Tinnitus Association fundraising assistant Tricia Slatcher, Help For Heroes county co-ordinator Duncan Lingard and Epilepsy Action community fundraiser Joanna Burrows. Front, Headway director of fundraising Jo Plant, Rutland Watersports assistant team leader Lucy Buckby, Rutland Watersports team leader Sally Ball, and Inspire2Tri director Mary Hardwick

Swimmers of all abilities will take to Rutland Water for the Big Charity Swim in September.

People are being asked to sign up for the event on September 8 to challenge themselves and raise money for charity.

The open water event organised by Inspire2tri, which runs personalised training and fitness classes, will benefit Help for Heroes, British Red Cross, Epilepsy Action, British Tinnitus Association, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, Cystic Fibrosis and Headway.

Swimmers can choose from a range of distances from 500m up to 30k and, from the £20 entrance fee, £5 will go towards the charity of the swimmer’s choice.

Event organiser and Inspire2tri director Mary Hardwick, said: “The Big Charity Swim is something different to do to help raise money for charity.”

To find out more see www.inspire2tri.co.uk or contact Mary Hardwick on 01572 244224.

Our picture shows from left, back, British Tinnitus Association head of fundraising and development Helen Goldsby-West, association fundraising assistant Tricia Slatcher, Help For Heroes county co-ordinator Duncan Lingard and Epilepsy Action community fundraiser Joanna Burrows; front, Headway director of fundraising Jo Plant, Rutland Watersports assistant team leader Lucy Buckby and team leader Sally Ball, and Inspire2Tri director Mary Hardwick.

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