Swimming After Surgery (SAS) really struggled this year financially as fundraising ideas did not obtain the funds that had been envisaged. The ladies did magnificently attempting Lands End to John O'Groats in the swimming sessions from May to November despite all of them recovering from cancer surgery/treatment. The target was 93,000 lengths and the total completed was 50,750 Lengths.
We need not have worried as SAS put out an SOS to Rotary and various Rotary Clubs in Shropshire have come to our aid. These include Newport Shropshire, Ironbridge and Wrekin Rotary Clubs so far.
On top of the above our founder/secretary has been busy creating hand crafts and managed to raise £74 at a Christmas Fair held at Rose Manor in Ketley. Not only did we have knitted pink poppies, we also have creators of pink and yellow butterflies crocheted. These were not fully completed on the day of the Christmas Fair so Fiona was finishing them off to order. The crocheted shawls sold well too.
What else have we been up to? Swimming After Surgery (SAS) was invited to the High Sheriff of Shropshire's celebration of volunteering at RAF Cosford. It was a great event enabling us to network with other organisations. Pictured is Stephen Smith our founder's husband without Steve's help and support driving Fiona to and from events and of course the swimming sessions none of this would be possible.
Also Swimming After Surgery (SAS) was nominated for the Energize CSP awards and were lucky enough to be shortlisted to attend the event at the International Centre in Telford. Yes that is Eddie the Eagle Edwards.
As the festive season draws closer and the New Year we are being reflective and thankful that we can still continue to help put a smile back on ladies faces who are going through a very tough time.
THANK YOU for your continued support.