The following are the top stories related to the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim 2015 in the national press.
The Times of Malta says highlights that “330 swimmers took the plunge – breaking all participation records for the annual event. The warm, sunny day clearly enticed the crowds, as large numbers gathered in Balluta Bay for the charity swim, many decked out in Christmas hats or entire costumes.”
The Malta Independent says that “€14,000 was raised during the 17th edition of the Thomas Smith Charity Swim in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund. A record 330 swimmers of all ages braved the winter sea in Sliema to raise funds for charitable causes.”
The Malta Today reports that “in a brief address to the swimmers before they jumped into the cold sea, President of the Republic Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca thanked everyone for their support to the Malta Community Chest Fund. She commended Thomas Smith Group for organising the Charity Swim on an annual basis and thanked the Company for contributing towards the final amount donated before presenting medals to participants.”
Footage on Net News gives an accent to two participants who are wheelchair bound and still braved the cold sea, to help others who are less fortunate.
iNewsMalta indicates that in 2015, besides attracting more participants, the Charity swim collected an additional €2,000 over last year’s total sum of €12,000.