The Malta Independent 23 April 2024, Tuesday
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Thomas Smith annual Christmas Charity Swim for 17 December

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 09:08 Last update: about 7 years ago

The Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim, held under the patronage of the Office of the President, in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund, is to be held on 17 December.

Now in its 19th year, this fixture in Malta's calendar of events will once again be held off the pier by Independence Garden, Sliema. The public is encouraged to grab their favourite swimsuit and brave the cold waters, while helping those in need.

Registration starts at 9.30am and the swim is to commence at 10.30am. A registration form may be retrieved from Thomas Smith Group's website by contacting Thomas Smith offices on 22 058 058, or by emailing [email protected].

Any contribution is welcome. Family, friends and colleagues are urged to sponsor swimmers for their heroic gesture. Those who cannot attend yet still wish to donate to this cause, may send a blank SMS to 50618178 (€4.66) or 50619279 (€11.65); or a bank transfer to the following account: HSBC Bank (Malta) plc, 32, Merchants Street, Valletta. Account No.: 033-080037-002; Swift Code: MMEBMTMT; IBAN No. : MT04MMEB44336000000033080037002.

Last year's event was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions which could have been hazardous and unsafe to swimmers. A sum of €5,000 was nonetheless presented to the Malta Community Chest Fund. The amount was reached through public donations and topped up by Thomas Smith Group and its staff. Ever since its inception, the Group, together with the swimmers' donations have collected just over €102,000.

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