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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Autumn 2023

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EVENTS ALBANY COMMUNITY OUT-SWIMS THE CLOCK FOR MSWA 2023 MSWA ALBANY SWIM Swimmers of all ages and abilities came together in March to raise an astounding ,857 for people living with neurological conditions in the Great Southern, as part of the iconic MSWA Albany Swim. The four teams brought high-energy to the challenge, arriving in a colourful display of costumes, with fun inflatables to help them in their pursuits. An impressive 4,450 laps were completed at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre over the eighthour marathon relay, with Teen Marines clocking up the most laps at 1,330. Teen Marines were also the highest fundraising team, amassing an incredible ,037, while Peter Oliver was recognised as the highest individual fundraiser with ,950. RIDING FOR A REASON 2023 MSWA ALBANY RIDE Albany’s community spirit was on full display on May 6, as riders turned out in droves for the 2023 MSWA Albany Ride. A total of 113 cyclists crossed the finish line on the day, proud to have achieved a personal challenge and having raised more than ,000 (and climbing!) for people living with neurological conditions in the process. Of the ten teams, Southern Masters Cycling was the highest fundraising team with a total of ,875, followed closely by Worst Pace Scenario on ,275. Meanwhile, Tony Caramia was recognised as the highest individual fundraiser, amassing ,635 for the cause – astounding efforts all round. MSWA Senior Events Coordinator Dannielle McConnell was proud to see the community come together for a worthy cause. “Albany is such an incredible community, and this came through strongly during the MSWA Albany Ride,” she said. “Hearing the stories of the camaraderie that formed during the event and the great feedback after, it all made the cold morning worth it!" There is still time to sponsor a rider with your donation, head to before the end of May. 24 25