In The Swim of Things

In The Swim of Things

An appeal is being made for NHS Forth Valley staff to take the plunge and help raise money to benefit our patients. Polmont Rotary Club are organising a Swimarathon in February 2014 at Grangemouth Sports Complex and they will be happy to consider giving some of the proceeds to our wards and health services. They’re now urging people to volunteer for the event which last year attracted a team from our Tissue Viability Service. Calling themselves the Floating Nightingales they swam 88 lengths in 55 minutes, a great achievement as many of them had not taken to the water for a long time, apart from an occasional dip on holiday.

Ken Donald from Polmont Rotary Club explained: “I’m excited about this. Rotary are excited about this. It’s not about a competition, it’s about having some fun raising money for local good causes. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a swim and help others. Please enter a team and make a difference.”

Recipients of last year’s Swimarathon included Radio Royal and Strathcarron Hospice. But the Polmont Rotary Club are keen to hear from wards and departments in Forth Valley Royal Hospital and our four community hospitals who may need funds.

The Swimarathon will take place on Saturday February 22nd 2014 and Sunday February 23rd 2014 from 9.00am to l2noon. There are three slots: 9.00am, 10.00am and 11.00am and teams have to have a minimum of three, maximum of six. Money is raised through sponsorship.

For further details please contact the Event Secretary Graham Smith on 07774 126557 or e-mail: To download an entry form visit

Winter 2013 News