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Boxing Day Swim

Action Medical Research

Annual Boxing Day Swim 2017

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor


Can you really believe that it’s that time of year again!! Well it is, so get eating so that you are in the best shape to participate. How many sporting events give you that advice! As we stated before, “round” is probably the best one!

You have been fantastic at raising money over the years. This year we would ask that you each raise a minimum of £10 as a donation, and please make a special effort to collect as much sponsorship as possible this year. We are currently funding some truly inspiring research projects and we want to continue to make a difference to so many lives!

The SPARKS NI Annual Boxing Day Swim challenge 2017 will take place on Tuesday 26th December at the Ballyholme Yacht Club, 10:45am for an 11:00am plunge, so put it into your Christmas calendar and turn up to renew old friendships or make new ones, while supporting a very worthy cause. It is a family event and children are more than welcome!

The hot tip again for this year is to wear shoes as it makes the experience all the more pleasant and as usual pregnancy is the only excuse for avoiding participation.

We are currently funding some truly inspiring research projects and we want to continue to make a difference to so many lives, so please make a special effort to collect as much sponsorship as possible this year!  For the technically minded sponsorship can collected online by creating an online sponsorship page. For more information please contact please contact Ballyholme Yacht Club.

All the money raised through this event will enable us to continue to fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. Recent projects funded in Nnorthern Ireland include finding new ways to correct cataracts in newborns, the mysterious benefits of bifocals glasses for children born with Down's syndrome and investigating the reasons why some children born prematurely struggle with math at school.

Tom has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and fatal condition that causes muscle weakness, and a relentless deterioration in physical abilities.  To understand more about what Action Medical Research is trying to achieve, please take five minutes to watch this short video

We hope you will raise as much money as you can and look forward to seeing you on Boxing Day with hotdogs and hot toddies in hand!

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