Search begins for next Skipton Swimarathon beneficiary

Search begins for next Skipton Swimarathon beneficiary

22nd March 2019

Applications have opened for projects to benefit from Guernsey’s largest community fund-raising event, the Skipton Swimarathon.

The Guernsey Round Table and Lions Club of Guernsey will be seeking out a worthy beneficiary for this year that will motivate as many swimmers as possible to take to the pool in October.

Last year the event raised over £53,000 for local charitable causes, including the main beneficiary of the Village Project at Le Murier School. Previous recipients of funds from the Swimarathon have included Autism Guernsey, Grow Limited and The Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Skipton Swimarathon Chairman, Nick Guillemette, said: “Last year’s event was one of the largest we have ever hosted. I attribute a lot of its success to the worthiness of the Village Project as our beneficiary as it was a cause that touched many people on the Island.  This year we will again be looking to support a project that will benefit the Bailiwick for generations to come and inspire the public to get involved with various fundraising opportunities which the Swimarathon presents.” 

Aaron Walden, Commercial Manager, Skipton International said: “This is the 10th year Skipton International has supported the Swimarathon and it has been incredible to witness all the hard work that charities do for Islanders and also the benefit that funding from the Swimarathon is able to offer their organisations. It has been wonderful to watch the event grow in size over the years and continue to have such a positive and uniting effect on our community.”

This year applicants are being asked to complete a new Skipton Swimarathon Beneficiary Application Form which can be downloaded from

The charity will be accepting applications for a two week period with a closing deadline of Monday 8th April.

In addition to supporting the Skipton Swimarathon the Skipton Community Fund also provides support to smaller charitable projects across the Channel Islands.