Waves of Hope Swimathon, organized by the National University of Singapore Rotaract Club, is Singapore’s first charity swimming event. Beginning in 2012 with the theme of ‘For Children, by Children’, this meaningful event continues with the focus on youths. Through swimming, the event hopes to not only raise funds for our beneficiary, but also to inculcate values of empathy and compassion. In 2013, Waves of Hope Swimathon collaborated with Singapore’s first autism-focused school, Pathlight, as our official beneficiary.
This year, Waves of Hope Swimathon is delighted to partner with SportCares to support their sporting programmes for multiple beneficiaries, ranging from youths at risk to the elderly. All funds raised through WOHS14 will proceed to the running of sporting programmes as well as future sport-related programmes which aims to help the disadvantaged and neglected community. Apart from that, a part of the money raised will also go to SportCares’ partnering voluntary welfare organizations (VWOs) to support their social cause. Having said that, raising awareness of SportCares’ social cause is also one of the main objectives of the event.
Swimming into its third year, this event was inspired by Swimathon, the world’s largest fundraising swimming event held in the United Kingdom since 1986. Last year, Waves of Hope Swimathon attracted a total of 400 swimming participants, 6500 laps, and raised a total of S$30,000.
We are truly and immensely grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, you, our swimmers!
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