A group of aquathon supporters will take part in an event in Paphos to mark worldwide aquathon day in November with the aim of raising thousands for four local charities.
Sue McCafferty and a group of ladies called the Aqua Babes will participate for the second year in a row, with the aim of raising €8,000 for their chosen charities.
“Last year we raised €4,600 which was split between the premature baby unit in Nicosia and Archangel Michael Hospice in Paphos. This year we aim to raise more funds and help out even more charities,” she said.
Participants in around 79 countries are challenged to host a three hour Aqua Marathon in a venue of their choice on November 10.
The aim is to promote aqua fitness by encouraging many different countries and communities to take part.
With too many participants for one session, the event will be split into two groups this year, both of which will involve three hours of continuous exercise.
The four charities, chosen by a public draw, to benefit are:
The Margarita Liasidou Foundation which is opened a school on September 15, 1992 that provides care and help for adults with disabilities. It was founded by Ismini Liasidou Saul, (who died in 2012), in memory of her disabled daughter Margarita.
The Make A Wish Foundation for children with cancer. It was founded in 1997 by a group of parents of children suffering from cancer, leukaemia and other blood diseases. The foundation offers life incentives for children, which could cover anything from owing a computer to a trip to Euro Disney. They also offer support to families.
The Cyprus Alzheimers Association is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that helps Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families in addition to raising awareness.
The Kivotos Foundation for Children with Special Needs offers therapy and an education centre with physical, speech and occupational therapists, a special educator and consultant psychologist who offer specialised treatments.
November 9 and 16 at 7:30 am at the Spa Tonic Pool in Coral Bay. Tel: 99 334798, Donations can be made at: justgiving aqua babes: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sues-aqua-babes