Sponsored Swim for León in our 35th Year online!

Dear Swimmers and Supporters of Oxford León Association and Trust

As many of you know, OLAT has been holding a Sponsored Swim for over thirty years, to raise much needed funds for our twin city of León and support our charities Nuevas Esperanzas and Nicaragua Education, Culture and Arts Trust (NECAT).  Nuevas Esperanzas works with families around the Telica volcano near Leon on water and agroecology projects including rainwater harvesting, beekeeping and introducing new crops such as dragon fruit, after their crops were devastated in the hurricanes.  NECAT provides education and support to impoverished families in a suburb of León. 
Last year was the first year that we couldn’t hold the Sponsored Swim.  As this year is our 35th Anniversary year we decided that we couldn’t not hold it again this year, so we would try a different way and hold the Sponsored Swim online!  It is a pity that we can’t be together at the Hinksey Pool, but we can be creative and swim anywhere, and anytime during July!  Maybe you have increased your fitness in lockdown, or maybe your swimming has become a bit rusty – just enjoy yourself and pick your surroundings – maybe wild water swimming, or a spa!  Any amount that we raise will help, in this very difficult year.
Please register with JustGiving and link your account to the OLAT Sponsored Swim page, by adding the event to your page:
Sponsored Swim for León in our 35th Year! – JustGiving

Enjoy your swim, anytime, anywhere during July, then please circulate your JustGiving account to your friends to donate!  Nicaragua needs our support and solidarity more than ever!  Keep safe and we hope to see you in person next year!  It would be interesting if people could let me know where they swim and I will let people know how many diverse locations we achieve!
Thank you for your continuing support for Oxford’s furthest away twin!  Especially to those who have already been generous this year in supporting the Quizzes, it is much appreciated. 
Best wishes
Jenny Houston Secretary OLAT 

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