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SI Taunton were in The Somerset Country Gazette for raising funds from their Swimathon

A SWIMATHON held every year in Taunton has raised more than £15,000 for four different charities.

The 29th annual Soroptimist Swimathon, which was held on February 18 and 19 at Taunton School, saw groups rent a lane in the swimming pool in order to complete as many laps as possible for charity.

This year’s event made a big fundraising splash with £16,463.66 raised. The amount will be split between the Taunton Association for the Homeless, Stand Against Violence, Apple FM (Musgrove Park Hospital and Community radio) and the Taunton Mother and Baby Home.

An awards evening was held on Friday, April 28, to award the charities with the cheques and to give the trophies to the winning teams.

Christine Briggs, swimathon co-ordinator, said: “It was a lovely evening attended by MP Rebecca Pow who kindly presented all the trophies to the winning teams and the cheques to the charities we supported this year.”

She congratulated all the swimmers and the Soroptimists on a fantastic achievement.”

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