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Good Causes

Each year the Skipton Swimarathon raises money for good causes, here in Guernsey.

The first Swimarathon organising committee was formed by The Lions Club of Guernsey, Guernsey Round Table and Variety Club of Guernsey under the chairmanship of Harry Bisson in 1977, with the aim of raising funds to put back into the community. Forty-seven years later and the event has grown from 1,000 swimmers to over 2,500, raising nearly £2,000,000 for Guernsey charities. The Skipton Swimarathon is run jointly by the Lions Club of Guernsey and Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by local bank Skipton International.

The 2024 beneficiary is G.S.P.C.A. Celebrating its 150 years of service to the island, the animal shelter is renowned for the consistent good works it does to help all animals, whether rescued seals in need of recuperation, or missing cats. The shelter, as it is also known, also offers training programmes for animal owners and is entirely reliant on public donations in order to survive.

The 2024 Skipton Swimarathon Ambassador is Steve Byrne.

2024 Beneficiary