ASPC Charity Donations
Every year the ASPC donates £1000 to charities as chosen by the Council.
Any ASPC member can put forward any charity of their choice for consideration for a donation.
In 2023 the ASPC donated £500 to 2 charities Maanudam Foundation and Aspire.
Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, endeavouring to assist with equal opportunities, choice and independence in society by removing physical obstacles, economic barriers and social prejudice that divide disabled and non-disabled people. https://www.aspire.org.uk/
Aspire is a charity close to our Vice President Miguel Arbide's heart, who threw himself into swimming Loch Ness early this year to raise money for Aspire
I am delighted to report that this year we completed the Loch Ness relay in 13h and 26 minutes. We started at the top of the Loch at 00:28 in darkness, and the air temperature was 11C with a northerly wind.
With hourly rotations we made good progress, following 'Channel rules' i.e no wetsuit and strict order and timings.I swam three hours and about 5 miles.It was a tough challenge, needing good recovery between swims, but with the training, planning and team spirit it went smoothly.
As a team we have raised around £7500 for Aspire, a fantastic charity that supports people with spinal cord injury to help them live full independent lives.