Xtreme Sports Park project flying high, thanks to Skipton Swimarathon

16th February 2012

Xtreme BMXers gathered on Monday of this week at Delancey Park ramps to celebrate another milestone achieved in the bid to raise a total of £215,000 to build a new Xtreme sports park at Beau Sejour when Skipton Swimarathon Chairman Jeff Kitts presented Deputy Mike O'Hara, Culture and Leisure minister with cheque for £10,000. The Skipton Swimarathon is organised by the Lions Club of Guernsey and Guernsey Round Table. The project to build the new Xtreme sports park was one of the lead beneficiaries from the Skipton Swimarathon held last October. Also pictured are (from left to right), Shaun Gourley, Vice President of the Round Table, Deputy Mike O'Hara, Culture and Leisure minister, Brian Gaudion, Lions President, Jim Coupe, Managing Director of lead sponsors Skipton International and Jeff Kitts, Chairman, Skipton Swimarathon.

Commenting on the donation, Deputy Mike O'Hara said, "We are thrilled to be receiving such a substantial sum from the Skipton Swimarathon. Last year's event was a huge success, with many families swimming to raise money for charities locally and we were one of the lucky beneficiaries. We are now just £65,000 short of our target."

The Skipton Swimarathon is sponsored by Skipton International.