Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Swimathon to support H&F disabled

Disabled people in H&F, as with the rest of the country, have had the rough end of the stick recently. With services being cut back locally and rhetoric being put out nationally suggesting that they are somehow benefits scroungers, they need all the support they can get at the moment.

Hammersmith And Fulham Action on Disability, HAFAD, are aiming to do just that by organising a swimathon which has become an annual occurence since it started several years ago. This year on Sunday 20th May swimmers will be gathering at Fulham Pools on Lillie Road to complete a distance that they set themselves in order to raise funds.

The whole event is set to cover a minimum of 26 miles swum in 12 hours - a marathon in a day, in other words, and is well worth considering if you fancy generating some much needed funds for people who could very much do with your support.

The organisers point out that there are 11 million disabled people in the UK, and only 17% of them were actually born with their disability. That means in your lifetime either you or people very close to you will become disabled. A cause worthy indeed. To find out more about how HAFAD plan to use the funds to support local disabled people click here and for more information about the swimathon contact James Coke by emailing

1 comment:

  1. This organisation is well worth supporting.

    The disinformation and attacks on the disabled by the coalition Government, DWP and MSM are simply appalling; the need for services like this can only increase.