Swim For Life

Swim For Life 2020 is a community event held at Scarborough Beach, Perth that will be raising funds for a local organisation called 20talk. On the 29th of November, there will be group of males who will be swimming laps at Scarborough Beach Pool in a relay format as well as 2 men aiming to complete 20kms over the course of the day.  Community will also be able to participate by swimming in the Public Lane and making a donation to 20talk.

Money raised will go towards 20talk and their mission to de-stigmatize the topic of mental health in the community. After loosing several close mates to suicide in the space of a year, Co-founders Leighton Bradfied and Lockie O'Donoghue (20km swimmer) decided they wanted to do something to try to prevent this happening again. After months and months of research, 20talk was initiated to bring information about positive mental well-being to the community. This is done by means which are relatable to the younger demographic and therefore they are able to connect on a more mutual level. With plans to expand, reach a greater audience and have a more distinct and meaningful influence on the community . All proceeds from the Swim For Life event will be distributed directly to 20Talk a Not For Profit organisation. All funds raised will be transferred by Paul Litwin  the Event Director of Swim For Life and Creator of the Go Fund Me Page, into 20talk Bank Account. 20talk will utlilise the funds in the following manner,  20talk staff completing Mental Health First Aid Courses, Purchase of Camera Equipment to allow for recording of Mental Health Awareness content for podcasts and videos, Creation of Event Materials promoting positive Mental Health messages on T-Shirts, Stickers, Mentorship and Leadership Training  and a Mental Wellbeing and Rites to Passage camp.

Donations

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  • Marom family - for CJ 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Courtney For Cj (Hutton) 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Daniel De Giosa 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Barry Dennis 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: Swim For Life (5)

Paul Litwin 
Organizer
Raised $4,660 from 46 donations
Scarborough WA
Milky Geda 
Beneficiary
Lachlan O'Donoghue 
Team member
Raised $6,063 from 53 donations
Thomas Bailey 
Team member
Raised $2,560 from 34 donations
Amy Shortt 
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
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