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Sponsorship is a stroke of genius for Swindon social media company

Written by Peter Davison.

Yola O'HaraSwindon social media and graphic design company Visually Explained has been confirmed as the latest sponsor of The Victory Swim, the family-friendly open water swim that will raise funds for charity that support soldiers and their families.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 6, and will raise money for The Felix Fund - which supports the UK's bomb disposal experts and the wider EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) community and their families.

Yola O’Hara, founder and director of digital agency Visually Explained said: "It's vital - not just for us as a business but for everyone involved - to support activities such as The Victory Swim and keep the great work of our soldiers at the top of our minds. We're pleased to be able to contribute to such a fantastic cause and we look forward to the event.”

The Victory Swim is being organised in aid of the Felix Fund - a charity that supports the soldiers of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) regiment, the EOD community and their families.

The Victory Swim will offer something for everyone and will take place on Thursday 6 September 2018 at Waterland Outdoor Pursuits, Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Entry costs are just £20 and entrants will have the opportunity to swim 400m, 700m, 1500m or more, if they’re up for a challenge.

And The Victory Swim will take place again in 2019 with a challenge to remember – swimmers at a more advanced level will have a chance to swim the English channel, either in a relay or solo. The Royal Navy will provide support boats for this event. The event will take part in September 2019 and will be weather dependent.

The channel swim will cost just £500. Applicants in both instances will raise money and awareness for EOD troops who undertake dangerous and selfless work across the globe.

Captain James Wadsworth CGC, founder of The Victory Swim, said: "I'm grateful to Visually Explained for their generous support for this year's swim, on what promises to be a fantastic occasion that will raise both money for and awareness of a great cause.