The Dementia Tug a Toy Charity Swim

By Shark Baiter

The Sharkbaiters are raising funds for people with Dementia!

We are raising funds for people with Dementia!

Our Ocean swimming mob - the Sharkbaiters - will each Tug an inflatable Toy on our regular Ocean swim from Wollongong Harbour to North Wollongong Surf Club - and back on the 1st May commencing at 6.30am

Please make a donation to support our efforts and help us reach our goal to beat dementia.

All funds raised will support the work of Dementia Australia to provide vital support services for people living with dementia, their families and carers. These services include counselling, support groups, education and training.

Thank you for your support.

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We had a great Tug aToy charity swim for dementia! Check it out!

Monday 3rd May

The Tug a toy swim passes its fund raising target!!!!

Tuesday 27th Apr
The Sharkbaiters Tug-a-Toy Charity Swim for Dementia has now reached its target of $4042 with 66 individual donations.

A big Thank You to all who have donated to this worthy cause.

Of course it is not to late to share the love and donate!

Thanks

The Sharkbaiters!



More Toys go for a practice Tug before next weeks Tug a Toy charity swim for Dementia!

Sunday 25th Apr
The Tug a Toy swim for Dementia is just 6 days away and we are getting close to our fund raising target!
The toys will be assembled and given their final pump on the little beach in Wollongong Harbour next to the northern break wall at 6.30am May 1.
The flotilla will depart the beach at 6.45am.
BYO Breakfast in the Park will follow at 7.45am with a parade of the Inflatable Toys led by swim mascot Tugga and Kerrie H's Libby the Lama seen below.

We look forward to seeing lots of supporters around the harbour and Blue mile next Saturday.Β 



Trial swim for the Sharkbaiters Mascot - Tugga

Saturday 17th Apr
The Tug a ToyΒ  Charity swim for Dementia is just two weeks away! Today, Little Tugga the inflatable Shark went for a trial swim whilst the other Sharkbaiters looked on. It was a very successful trial with Tugga the inflatable Shark drawing plenty of attention.

The Sharkbaiters preparing for a training run in preparation for the Dementia Tug-a-Toy Charity Swim on the 1st May.

Saturday 3rd Apr
We are already getting close to our target so we have doubled it!! Huge Thanks to the support already received for this worthy cause!

The Sharkbaiters Dementia Tug a Toy Charity swim raises $1400 in the First week!

Sunday 28th Mar
Thanks for all those who have donated already to this worthy cause. The photoΒ  shows the starting point for our swim, nestled next to the break wall in Wollongong Harbour.
Let's hope its as nice a day as this!!! - That way we can tug the toys rather than having the toys tugging us!!

The Sharkbaiters Dementia Tug a Toy Charity Swim donation page goes live today . yippee!!

Saturday 20th Mar
It's time to put the donation page out there. Thanks everyone for your support to a very worthy cause that supports sufferers and the search for a cure! Just keep Swimming!!

Thank you to my Supporters

$261

Anonymous

$208.80

Ima

$108.99

Paul H

Dementia affects so many people directly and indirectly, anything that helps research is a great initiative.

$104.40

Patrick Preeo

$104.40

Row Row Row Ya Float

$104.40

Sneh Gupta

Great cause All the best

$104.40

Canio Fierravanti

$104.40

Steve Kelly

Unfortunately Dementia touches so many families. Thank you Sharkbaiters for supporting Dementia Australia.

$104.40

Sue Salmon

Glad you’re taking out decoys this time

$104.40

Alison & Leo Kerema

$104.40

Justin Ayre

Great initiative. Good luck Sharbaiters!

$104.40

Sue Brodie

$104.40

Tim Mcdonald

$104.40

Joshua Lobb

What a great community! Wish I could be there in person.

$104.40

Vanessa And Gavin

$104.40

Jesse Kerema

$104.40

Tim Haeusler

$104.40

Mija

A great cause, very close to our hearts! Great work Pat x Mija and Miriam

$104.40

Greg Riordan

$104.40

Suzie & Tass Kollaras

Good Luck for a great cause

$104.40

Bob & Kerry

Good job, Pat

$104.40

Judith Hurley

Good luck!! I can’t wait to see this and I think it’s an amazing thing to do for those suffering from dementia.

$104.40

Marisa Bellinato

$104.40

Alison Hunt

$104.40

Denis Winley

Pump up those toys for Dementia! Go Tugga!

$104.40

Jeanette Stutchbury

$100

Damo & Issy

$100

Indrek Kerema

palju edu

$100

Anonymous

$100

Deb Murphy

I'd pay to watch this..... and I will be there to do so. Seriously - great cause (in memory of my Dad).

$100

Kylie Starr

Wishing the Sharkbaiters all the best for Saturday!

$100

Bruce Hammond

$100

Jackie Carlon

In memory of my dad Bill Howes

$100

Andrew Craig

Great work Pat & Tugga

$100

Dennis Muir

Good luck

$100

Tam Stutchbury

Great work Stutch, don’t forget my flat white!

$57.42

Jane Davis

$57.42

Erin Carroll

$57.42

Gabrielle Watson

Good luck. What toy are you tugging? G

$57.42

Diane Wallis

πŸ‘πŸ»

$57.42

David Fairley

Hi Guys, swim strong and fast . Kathy and David fairley

$57.42

Anita And Scott Needham

Great cause John Needham and the rest of the sharkbaiters - have fun!

$57.42

Ranko Rankin

Dementia sucks lets swim with toys instead

$57.42

Jennifer Dunstan

Well done everyone!!!!

$57.42

Vivienne Maughan

Enjoy the swim. A great idea and worth the effort. Well done!

$55

Col Mathieson

$55

Scott Milliken

$55

Danika Hall

$55

Dina Griffiths

Great stuff Leo πŸ’™πŸ’™ Too many of us know this feeling πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯² I would love a cure , my fear is that my kids will have to watch me slowly die for years and years πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯² Every cent counts 😘😘πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼

$55

Garry Peatman

Great work guys

$55

Anonymous

Have a great swim Kerry & Co.

$55

Anonymous

$55

James Ferguson

Great cause Shark Baiters! Go Tugga!

$55

Isabella Walker

$55

Jandm

Happy tugging!

$52.20

The Orca Dolphin

$52.20

Lisa Hammond

$52.20

Tad

Watch out for Cubozians

$52.20

Michelle And Michael Dubois

Great work guys.... a bit of fun for such a worthy cause!!

$52.20

Col & Leola Walter

$52.20

Luke Michel

Go Julie, great cause πŸ‘

$50

Sharon Mcguinness

$50

Helju Kerema

$50

Elaine Bennett

Well done

$50

Kerrie

$50

Giulia

Hope it's flat and clear. Plus you raise lots of money.

$31.32

Piush Gupta

Great cause All the best

$31.32

Julie Waring

$31.32

Linda Johnston

$31.32

Catherine Preeo

Good luck

$31.32

Shannon Kelly

Go Giulia!!!

$31.32

Mark Jackson

Go Sharkies

$31.32

Rita Preeo

$31.32

Anonymous

Great cause Patrick ... well done

$31.32

Diane Schodde

Thank you for doing this, in the last 8 weeks my family and I have watched my beautiful mother and nunna decline as her dementia has not well and truly fragmented her brain.

$31.32

Monique

Go go go....

$31.32

Sarika Gupta

$31.32

Gina Flory

Have fun

$31.32

Joanna Herrmann

$31.32

Jenny Simpson

What a great way to support a good cause. Have fun!!!

$31.32

Lee Morley

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Georgia Israel

$31.32

Craig Joubert

Well done boys

$31.32

Anita Wolf

Good on you everyone a great cause.

$31.32

Elise Stewart

Just keep swimming!

$31.32

John Needham

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Maxine Morphett

Enjoy Kerry!

$31.32

Marian Pearman

$31.32

Andrew Brooks

great work, swim well.

$31.32

Free Willy

Worthy cause, great group, well done Pat

$31.32

Anonymous

$30

Gemma Paine

$30

Suzanne Garrett

$30

Greg

$30

Sue Wood

Well done!

$30

Hannah Ostwald

$30

Daniel Garrett

Dementia sux

$30

Margaret (erc)

All the best guys and hope you reach beyond your goal. Great effort

$30

Luke Fields

$20.88

Carolyn Harris

Go Paul!

$20.88

James Clarke

$20.88

Kirsten Sandona

$20.88

Jaymee Kerema

So proud Leo!

$20.88

Brett Richardson

$20.88

Helen Lothian

$20

Chris Boddington

$20

Anonymous

$10.44

Saige & Vera Green

Amazing effort! Go Grumpy!

$10.44

Christine Schlegel

Well done Giulia and team