The last race in the current LifeSaving Energy Big Swim series was held in the Bega River on Sunday 8/6/08. It was cold and overcast, and was certainly the toughest event in the series. The 7 km swim was completed by all 8 entrants, and nearly $8000 was made for a wind turbine for the Tathra primary school. We have another $2000 to go.
The swimmers were accompanied by Kayakers, surf boats from Tathra and Pambula surf clubs, and Dragon Boats from Zen and Saphire Coast…. As always we had huge support from the Tathra surf club.
Many thanks to Drs Gabe Khouri and Duncan MacKinnon who were on hand for the for the kiss of life. Thanks also to all those that supported this event. Tathra Beach and Bike donated an electric bike for raffle. It was drawn last month and won by a woman from Canberra. Pyramid Power have donated a solar hot water service, and we will continue to raffle that great prize until the end of the month.Thanks to Tathra Pharmacy, Toyota in Bega, and Tathra Beach Holiday Park….
Local artists helped us to raise over $2000 at an art auction at the Tathra Community Hall last April.
Thanks mostly to the literally thousands of people who donated small and large amounts to get a wind turbine onto the roof of the Tathra primary school. We are almost there.