Each year the Skipton Swimarathon raises money for good causes, here in Guernsey.
The Skipton Swimarathon Committee has selected Le Murier School’s Village Project to be the main beneficiary of the 2018 event. Money raised from the Swimarathon will go towards the building of four log cabins, designed to help the students of the school learn independent living skills.
Le Murier School devised The Village after identifying that some of their students were not fully prepared for life after school. The Village is designed to simulate the real world, giving all students from the school and those in the community the opportunity to develop valuable life skills to prepare them for running their own home or to live within a supported living setting.
Previous beneficiaries of the Swimarathon include: Autism Guernsey, Channel Island Air Search, Saumarez Park Playground, Cardiac Action Group, Young People Guernsey, Extreme Sport Park, Ron Short Centre, Jessant House, Guernsey Society for cancer relief - Bulstrode House, a number of Youth Clubs, Maison St. Pierre, Grow Limited, W.R.V.S, equipment for handicapped swimmers, St. John’s Ambulance and Rescue and last year, The Guernsey Cheshire Home.