Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

A motion moved by myself to provide in kind support for the 2014 MS Mighty Swim was passed unanimously last night after being amended to allow it for the next two years.

For the past eight years Council has actively supported the South Australian 24 hour Mighty Swim at the Unley Swimming Centre by hosting the event and providing generous discounts on lane hire. Multiple Sclerosis Australia is a charitable organisation whose mission is to strive for a world without multiple sclerosis (MS) through quality research and for service excellence to people with multiple sclerosis and their carers.

Multiple Sclerosis Australia makes a commitment to:
• Enhance the quality of life of people with MS and reduce the impact of MS on the families and carers of those with multiple sclerosis.
• Maintain and increase its role as a leading not-for-profit organisation and a preferred charity in Australia for community and corporate support.

The Mighty Swim event is a 24 hour ‘swimathon’ held to raise money for the MS Society’s choice awards. Participants of the event are made up of teams from local community groups, pool user groups, local businesses and organisations.

Council has entered a team for the last eight years.

And yours Truly tried his little heart out after a 40 year break from the pool early this year with the Mayor and some members of the Anglican ministry.