Sponsorship boost for charity swim

The future of the annual Topsham to Turf charity swim is looking brighter than ever after the event secured new sponsorship.

The 1.5 mile swim, which has been run every year since 2005, is held to raise money for Topsham charity the Estuary League of Friends.

Now solicitors Michelmores have agreed to sponsor the event, and also to take on its management, providing charity staff with much-needed help.

The charity’s chief executive, Rachel Gilpin, said: “We are very grateful to Michelmores for taking on the administrative work involved in staging this event.

“It lifts a huge burden and frees our volunteers to concentrate on providing our services to the community and other fund-raising initiatives.

Michelmores’ marketing director Louise Edwards said: “We are delighted to support a very valuable local charity. We have a great deal of experience in organising events, including our own annual charity run and our corporate yacht race which has now been going for over 20 years.

“In addition to the administrative support, Michelmores will be supplying stewards for next year’s events and have a number of people who will be taking part in the swim.”

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Next year’s swim is expected to again take place in August.