Santa swim comes to Edenderry and Clara

The 2011 ‘Santa Swim’ in aid The Carers Association and St. Michael’s House, is set to take place on November 12 and 13 in swimming pools nationwide, including Offaly at Edenderry and Clara Swimming Pools.

The 2011 ‘Santa Swim’ in aid The Carers Association and St. Michael’s House, is set to take place on November 12 and 13 in swimming pools nationwide, including Offaly at Edenderry and Clara Swimming Pools.

In a bid to raise much needed funds for educational and sporting equipment for St.Michael’s House and support The Carers Association’s respite hours, outreach services and National Care Line, relay groups across the county are teaming up to have a fun swim and raise funds for the two charities.

St Michael’s House is Ireland’s largest provider of community-based services for people with an intellectual disability. The Carers Association supports voluntary family carers of loved-ones who are elderly, seriously ill, people with disabilities and children with special needs.

“We are delighted to be working with St. Michael’s House on the third Santa Swim event. We urge everyone in Offaly to get involved in what is a fun event while raising much needed funds for

The Carers Association and St. Michaels House” said Emma Murphy, Fundraising Manager of The Carers Association

The ‘Santa Swim’ was launched recently in the National Aquatic Centre by Dublin footballers past and present, representatives of Swim Ireland, Olympic Swimmer Aisling Cooney, and World University Games Participant Niall Wynn, and they will be getting teams to swim the equivalent of the English Channel throughout November. GAA legend Mick O’Dwyer and Kerry county players Ger Power and John O’Keeffe will be bringing together a team of 15 Kerry players from the famous 70’s team to swim also.

Both charities are urging individuals, families, friends and clubs of Wexford to get involved in the event which takes place at Edenderry and Clara Swimming Pool’s on November 12 and 13th in Offaly.

The main sponsors of the Santa Swim 2011 are Unicare and Doc Morris Pharmacy.

You can register for the event now by emailing fundraising@smh.ie. Further information on Santa Swim 2011 as well as a full list of pools and events is available at www.santaswim.ie.