Thornbury Swimarathon is back for 2022

December 31 2021
Thornbury Swimarathon is back for 2022

After being cancelled in 2021, one of the town's biggest fundraising events is due to return in March, says Adrian Dennis of the Rotary Club of Thornbury

AS for most organisations, 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years.

However, despite the difficulties, Thornbury Rotary Club has managed to continue with its programme of local, national and international support, with substantial help from the community. In 2021 the popular Swimarathon had to be cancelled because of covid, so the club introduced the Thornbury Walkathon, a safer event under the circumstances.

We were delighted with the take-up by the community, with many groups taking part. The principal beneficiary was JIGSAW Thornbury, which supports families with children up to 25 years old who have additional needs or disabilities, and received an award of £3,000 from Rotary. Thornbury Rotary has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary during 2021 and is pleased to have been able to remain very active during this special year.

The club is particularly delighted to announce the return of the Swimarathon for 2022, on March 4, 5 and 6.

The main charities being supported are Made a Mark, which makes memories for bereaved children and Children’s Hospice South West. More details of these charities can be found at their websites and

Other local charities and good causes will also benefit.

For entry forms and more details visit, which has a link to the JustGiving page for sponsoring teams and individuals.
President Paul Glover would like to thank organisations and individuals who have continued to support Rotary during the year and he would like to extend, on behalf of the club, very best wishes to everyone for the festive period and for a safe and prosperous 2022.