Our 2018 Nominated Charities

The following deserving charities will receive all funds raised, after event costs, from the 2018 Lincoln Swimarathon. 

The Oasis incorporating The Growing Plot (Registered Charity No. 1068782)

Located at the Cherry Fields, Cherry Willingham, The Oasis project, incorporating The Growing Plot, has a mission to establish partnerships with agencies to identify young people that would benefit from The Oasis. The mission of The Oasis is to achieve and establish a calming environment to enable self discovery, create pathways to fulfilment and provide support throughout to young and disadvantaged young adults. This will be done by establishing an income generating enterprise where young people contribute and learn through gardening. A small team of experienced, committed volunteers are helping young people in self discovery and are supporting them on the path to a fulfilling future. However, with the increase in referrals and programmes, The Oasis is looking to expand this team. Furthermore, transport to and from the location in the Cherry Fields is costly and young people need help with transport costs. Please help us raise funds for The Oasis project.

For more information please visit their website : www.worthunlimited.co.uk

Rotary International Foundation 'End Polio Now' Campaign

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9%, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary's commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children throughout the world at risk.

About Rotary :Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

Visit www.endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio