The Plouf 2014 project came to its official end on 15th December when we were able to congratulate the winners and confirm to the charity Autisme en Yvelines that we beat all our targets and raised over €12,000 in donations.Plouf 2014 has indeed been a great success in 2014, with 32 teams of local people giving an hour of their time to swim as many lengths as possible to raise funds for charity.
250 participants between the ages of 7 and 77 raised donations from friends and family and then swam as far and fast as they could to help Autism en Yvelines.
There were teams of students from the Lycée International, parents groups, swimming clubs and families where three generations swam together to help the cause of Autism.
At the closing ceremony Monsieur PLOUVIER the deputy Mayor and responsible for Young and sports made a short speech and handed out trophies to the winners.
The Plouf 2014 event was only made possible with the support of many individuals that gave up their time and energy to coordinate and orgaise the event. A special thanks to Patrick Bigant, Pool Manager for opening the pool on a public holiday and being with us through out the day to help with every need.
A trophy for the most money raised by a team went to Alain Cavadini who’s team “St Germain” raised €1264.
Pauline Grieb received the trophy prize for Claude’s swimmers who swam the most lengths (196 in 55 minutes).
Jean Marc Monguillet the President of AY and Michel Cirasse the Treasurer attended the ceremony and made a moving speech about the positive impact that this funding will have on the Autistic children and support.
Also, the special Lions award to Dilys Barré a grandmother, retired teacher and active musician who threw off her years to swim in Plouf.
Please put the date in your diary now and join us on November 11th 2105 for the Plouf 2015 event.