John Stockwood, Bingham Mayor for 2019/20 is pleased to support the Bingham Penguins Swimming Club as his charity for the civic year.
Active for over 30 years, Bingham Penguins Swimming Club is a club for people with disabilities, their families and carers. Sessions are held on Sundays at Rushcliffe Arena and provide a safe environment for people to swim and gain confidence in the water.
The club is a charity, run entirely by volunteers and funded exclusively by donations. All of the club’s coaches, poolside helpers and volunteers are trained to provide a safe and secure environment for swimmers with disabilities
The Mayor will be organising fundraising activities during the year to support the Penguins and hopes everyone can join in supporting this worthy cause.
Jane Costello, the new Mayor of Bingham Town Council, has chosen Women’s Aid Integrated Services as her charity for the year. This is great news for the charity’s Indigo Project which specifically supports women in Bingham and surrounding areas. Val Lunn, CEO of the charity said: “We’re so excited that we can work together for the year, raise awareness of our work and the fact that no-one living with domestic abuse should suffer in silence”.
Jane Costello said: “The work of WAIS is vital to help women in abusive relationships, they may not be able to talk to friends or family but they can speak to someone in confidence on the helpline (0808 800 0340). I also admire the pet fostering scheme as it cannot be easy to leave home and leave a pet behind that will be vulnerable to abuse!”
If you would also like to support the charity then please visit their website at www.wais.org.uk.