City swim­ming club gets a great deal from car deal­er­ship

perth: Perth City Swim Club gets help with fundrais­ing to fi­nance warmweather train­ing camp in Spain

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - Gor­don cur­rie

A car deal­er­ship is help­ing to drive fu­ture suc­cess for a group of young ath­letes from Perth City Swim Club.

Perth Honda has given ex­tra “horse­power” to the group of 17 swim­mers by spon­sor­ing their fundrais­ing race night in the city to­mor­row night.

The swim­mers – in­clud­ing world cham­pion and Olympic and Com­mon­wealth medal­list Stephen Milne – are rais­ing funds for a warmweather camp in Tener­ife this year.

The group has been busy rais­ing the £2,000 cost of fund­ing two vol­un­teer coaches to help head coach Ann Dick­son run the camp at the T3 fa­cil­ity.

To­mor­row’s race event at Craigie Hill Golf Club is the final push by the swim­mers to smash through their final tar­get and Perth Honda has agreed to be the main spon­sor for the evening.

Perth City Swim Club pres­i­dent Carol McPart­land said: “We are de­lighted that Perth Honda has cho­sen to link up with our na­tional squad swim­mers for this event. The swim­mers have man­aged to bring in a lot of in­di­vid­ual spon­sors who have do­nated prizes for the evening and tick­ets have been sell­ing fast.

“To get a prom­i­nent lo­cal busi­ness like Perth Honda to sup­port our swim­mers is great and they are very con­fi­dent of push­ing past their over­all fundrais­ing tar­get on the evening.”

Mike Dand, gen­eral sales man­ager at Perth Honda, said: “Perth City has built a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the coun­try’s top clubs with a num­ber of swim­mers com­pet­ing at the very high­est level.

“We of­fered to help spon­sor the squad’s race night this week­end af­ter hear­ing they had al­ready been work­ing hard to fund the trip for two un­paid coaches. We know how hard the swim­mers work and this will be a great op­por­tu­nity for them to en­joy a fam­ily night out while rais­ing money at the same time.

“I am sure the event will be a great suc­cess and Perth Honda are de­lighted to play a part in that.”

A to­tal of 17 swim­mers – aged from 13 up­wards – have been se­lected to go on the week-long warm-weather train­ing camp at the Tener­ife Top Train­ing fa­cil­ity in Oc­to­ber.

Head coach Ann Dick­son said: “Warm-weather camps are a key part of the long-term strat­egy for our top squad of swim­mers tar­get­ing na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

“The swim­mers all pay their own way but to have fi­nan­cial sup­port from the likes of Perth Honda helps sup­port the two ad­di­tional vol­un­teer coaches who will be join­ing me.”

We know how hard the swim­mers work and this will be a great op­por­tu­nity for them to en­joy a fam­ily night out while rais­ing money at the same time. MIKE DAND OF PERTH HONDA

From left: Rose McLean, Fearne Crighton, Freya Ban­ner­man and Jamie McGre­gor.

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