New Year’s Day sea swim for char­i­ties

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE an­nual sea swim will hap­pen to­mor­row, Thurs­day, at mid­day op­po­site the Strand Ho­tel.

This will be sure to blow away any cob­webs left from a late New Year’s Eve. Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris has told or­gan­is­ers he will be there for the 32nd Lions Club char­ity sea swim.

Set up for the dual pur­poses of hav­ing some fes­tive fun and rais­ing funds for lo­cal char­i­ties, this yearly event has to date raised €304,804 for a long list of wor­thy causes.

The fig­ure from last year was €10,320, so let’s hope we do even bet­ter in 2015.

This year’s cho­sen char­i­ties are Car­ers for Car­ers, Bray; Bray Stroke Club; Bray Poor Re­lief Fund; Bray Lions’ Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s Fund and En­able Ire­land, Bray and Wick­low.

All funds raised go in full to the char­i­ties with no costs de­ducted.

Pre­vi­ous char­i­ties to re­ceive funds in­clude Bray Meals on Wheels, the women’s refuge, Bray Can­cer Support, Marino Clinic, Lin­cara, Open Door, Vincent de Paul, Hi Rez Youth Club and many more.

Many of the swim­mers turn out in fancy dress for what is al­ways a very en­joy­able and colour­ful event.

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