Team’s lungs in the right place

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

ROT­TNEST Swim team Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis say they are ex­cited and ready for this week­end’s swim, but are still seek­ing dona­tions.

Team cap­tain and CNG jour­nal­ist Tom Rabe said the team had been train­ing well over the past few months and felt pre­pared for the 20km open-wa­ter swim.

Rabe said although he and team mem­bers Alex Clapin, Ge­orge Gay­lard and Alas­tair Camp­bell were ready for the race, they wanted to raise more money for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis WA.

“I think we’re well pre­pared and ready to go; the only thing left to do is meet our fundrais­ing goal for CFWA, and of course fin­ish the swim,” Rabe said.

“They’re an in­cred­i­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion; they fund crit­i­cal re­search into cys­tic fi­bro­sis and pro­vide much-needed sup­port to peo­ple with CF as well as their fam­i­lies.”

The team of four will set off from Cottes­loe Beach along with hun­dreds of other com­peti­tors this Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, in the 25th year of the race.


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Alex Clapin, Tom Rabe, Alas­tair Camp­bell and Ge­orge Gay­lard make up team Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis.

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