Portishead Rotary Club names Rainbow Trust as its 2017 Swimathon charity

Swimathon aims to raise vital funds to help families with terminally ill children

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity has been chosen as Rotary Club of Portishead’s beneficiary for the Portishead Swimathon 2017.

The partnership between the Rotary Club and Rainbow Trust was launched on 9 January ahead of the annual Swimathon which takes place this year on 25 March at the Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead. The Rotary Club is supporting a number of charities through the Swimathon but, as charity partner, Rainbow Trust is the main beneficiary.

Rainbow Trust will help organise the swimathon and will be cheering on all the amazing swimmers to raise awareness and vital funds to help support more families with a life threatened or terminally ill child. We have nine care teams of Family Support Workers across England, including Swindon covering Bristol and North Somerset, helping families at home, in hospital and in the community making life a little easier.

Portishead Rotary Club’s President, Richard Bonfield, said:

“I am delighted that Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity are to be the main Charity for the 2017 Swimathon.”

Swimathon Co-Ordinator and Rotarian Mollie Young said:

“I am certain the local community will give full support which in turn will enable Portishead Rotary Club to financially support the wonderful work Rainbow Trust carry out with families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as Portishead Swimathon’s Charity of the Year 2017. The partnership will have a huge impact for Rainbow Trust, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We have already received a great response from the Swimathon team willing to fundraise for us and we can’t wait for the event to start.”