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Thursday 23 October 2014

Lions' pride at longest charity swim record

Published 05/12/2012 | 09:14

ARKLOW LIONS CLUB has the pleasure of hosting the longest-running Christmas charity swim.

Named in honour of a respected former Lions Club member, the Tom Clandillon Memorial Swim takes place on South Beach, Arklow on St. Stephen's Day from 12p.m.

The swim always attracts a great turnout-up to 100 participants eager to brave the icy waters the day after Christmas for a good cause.

Members and supporters will don fancy dress for the fun event and once the dip has been completed will retire to The Old Ship where The Condron Family generously provide refreshments.

Sponsorship cards are still available from any Lions Club Member of Bernie Tyrrell at 087 9079453.

All support will be greatly appreciated and money raised will be distributed amongst local charities to be spent locally.

Christmas will also see a number of other fundraising events organised by the Lions Club including the December Food Appeal from December 6 to 9 in Tesco, Pettitt's SuperValu and Dunnes Stores.

Tickets will be sold for the popular Gallon of Whiskey Draw on the weekend of December 14 to 16 in aid of St. Colman's Hospital, Rathdrum. The draw will take place Christmas Week.

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