The Jersey office of Appleby, a leading provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, is sponsoring the opening event of the ‘Battle Back’ swim visit to the Island.
During the period 15–22 July ‘Battle Back’, a six-man team of severely disabled British Servicemen, will be attempting a relay swim around Jersey in order to raise funds for Holidays for Heroes (Jersey), a local charity which provides holidays in the Island for similarly disabled fellow Servicemen and their families.
‘Battle Back’, along with the swimmers from both the Army swim squad and the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club (“JLDSC”), plus one team of young people and an adult female team will be doing their first short distance race from St Catherine’s slipway to Archirondel and back on Friday 15 July at 6.30pm, covering 1.74 nautical miles. Appleby are sponsoring a fish and chip supper for all Army and Jersey based personnel after the race. Members of the community are encouraged to come and show their support for the swimmers at St Catherine’s slipway.
The injured British Servicemen, who have lost limbs during service in Afghanistan and Iraq, will then be attempting a 41 mile Round Jersey relay in competition with a fully able bodied British Army team of Open Water swimmers, and a six-man team drawn from the many JLDSC’s twenty-nine solo English Channel swimmers, including Denise Richards an employee of the Appleby Jersey office, on Sunday 17 July.
Charlie Gravett, Vice President of the JLDSC commented: “The organisers and swimmers would like to thank Appleby for their contribution. Their generosity and sponsorship for this event is much appreciated.”
David Benest, Jersey Office Managing Partner of Appleby added: “We are very pleased to be able to offer our support to such a worthwhile cause. The swimmers are inspiring, and we look forward to being a part of this event. We hope our sponsorship will go a little way towards helping Holidays for Heroes continue their excellent work. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing commitment to community-based projects and initiatives in Jersey.”