Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Appeal for help with charity swim

12:31 28 April 2014

Last year

Last year's Topsham to Turf swim.

Archant

Topsham charity the Estuary League of Friends is appealing for volunteers to help out with its annual charity swim across the River Exe.

The Topsham to Turf swim is being held this year on August 2, with more than 100 swimmers expected to take part.

To help them complete the one-and-a-half mile challenge, volunteer kayakers are required to patrol the route, steering the swimmers in the right direction and guiding them to safety if they have difficulties.

Charity chief executive Rachel Gilpin said: “The swimmers are fantastic but it’s the kayakers who are the quiet heroes, giving up their time for free and being the key people who make the swim happen.

“It’s a serious responsibility but it’s done in a real party atmosphere. The kayakers wear coloured wigs to make sure them can be spotted quickly by swimmers in the water.”

As well as appealing for kayakers, there are still places left for swimmers to sign up.

Rachel said: “It’s our largest single fund-raising event of the year so we’re obviously keen for the maximum number of swimmers to join in.

“It’s a perfect day out for amateurs or for serious swimmers who have a rare chance to compete in an estuary event.”

Full details of how to join the event are on the charity’s website www.estuary-league-of-friends.co.uk, and can also be found in the charity’s two Topsham shops.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

10 minutes ago
A visit to Germany by members of the Budleigh Salterton  AFC (Betheln) group, which has ended after 29 years

A Budleigh Salterton man has vowed to keep visiting friends in Betheln after a 29-year sporting link-up with the German town came to an end.

Read more
10:00
One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: Devon Wildlife Trust

A self-led ‘follow the beaver’ trail along the River Otter is being held at Otterton Mill on Tuesday, February 16.

Read more
Exmouth emergency services are supporting Hospiscare's Twilight Walk

Exmouth’s emergency services have shown their support for this summer’s Hospiscare Twilight Walk.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Colin Long chairman of the Topsham pool with the President Cyryl Harrison. Ref ext 02-16TI 9300. Picture: Terry Ife

Topsham Swimming Pool is set to receive a cash boost from Devon county councillor Andrew Leadbetter, as part of an ongoing fight to keep the facility open

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

People will have the chance to quiz police during a drop-in session at the town’s library on Wednesday, February 17.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Pictured: Assistant Shop Manager Judy Prytherch (left) and Shop Manager Sue Redfern (right) outside the new store.

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) charity shop is on the move to larger premises - because of its popularity.

Read more
Fri, 16:30
Budleigh Croquet Club. Ref exb 1326-19-07SH

Members of Budleigh Croquet Club have said farewell to their groundsman after 31 years in the role.

Read more
Fri, 12:30

A new solar farm on the edge of Brixington has been approved by district planners.

Read more
Fri, 12:30
Close-up of woman's mouth

The potential amount of money that could be saved is the equivalent to 364,000 dental check-ups.

Read more
Fri, 12:30
French flag

The next meeting of the Budleigh Salterton Anglo-French Society will be taking place on Monday, February 15, at 7.30pm.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications