Swim for Rural Aid by Kylie Slater
The spirit of Christmas, to me, is all about the giving. To take an opportunity to raise money for those doing it hard whilst enjoying a Christmas breakup shows the mettle and compassion of hardworking swim coach Ken Glass.
Partnering with Logan West Community Swim Club and supported by local businesses and the magnificent fundraisers from the Browns Plains ‘Blue Light Disco’, Salina Henderson from Ken Glass Swimming school pulled off a really enjoyable and profitable day.
That profit went to supporting our hardworking farmers who we all know are doing it tough through prolonged drought conditions and horrendous bushfires.
When I think of the story of the birth of Jesus, and let us remember that is why we have Christmas Day, I think of a mother birthing her baby in the hay in a shed. When I see kind hearted, thoughtful people buying bales of hay and thousands of litres of fresh drinking water to help their parched neighbours my heart sings.
So remember when you are eating that sausage donated by the Logan West Swim Club, drinking that reviving coffee or refreshingly cold drink served by Ken and Jenny or just revelling in the fact that the parents reigned supreme in the parents versus kids relay that you are paying it forward to our farmers as we Aussies have always done.
Congratulations Ken Glass, Salina Henderson and the Logan West Swim Club and of course all of your donors you are the very best examples of Community Spirit.
by Kylie Slater