Why Swim

SWIM FOR "ÉQUI-VALENCE" AND "LA MAISON DES PILIFS"

For over 30 years since we founded the Splash Swimarathon, the Lions Club Brussels Heraldic has supported a wide selection of valuable charities making a meaningful difference to the lives of others both in Belgium and abroad.

Splash has become so much more than a day at the pool. Having collected and contributed well over €1.5 million to groups and individuals in need, Splash has become one of the key dates on the Brussels charity calendar. The Lions serve the community and that community includes you, your concerns and interests. We are always interested in hearing from you, working with you and supporting what matters in your lives. Please feel free to contact us (lionsheraldic@gmail.com) with any ideas or contributions and we'll see what we can do! Even better, do not hesitate to join us to work together to serve.

For this years edition of SPLASH, with your help Lions Club Brussels Heraldic will directly support the following groups:

équi-Valence

"Pioneers of the therapeutic effect of horses for people with a disability"

équi-Valence is a charitable organization for both mentally and physical disabled people. In addition to the healing effects of "hippotherapy", Equi-Valence gives people a chance to interact with horses by taking care of them, brushing, cuddling and so on. Based in Momignies (near Chimay in the Ardennes) équi-Valence also provides other activities such as movies, away days, holiday camps, outdoor activities etc. The club's activities are led by several volunteers, giving benefit to about twenty participants from all ages.  

www.equi-valence.be/

The project

équi-Valence needs a covered riding arena in order to enable sessions or camps during the whole year. They hope to cover the considerable costs involved by buying a second-hand riding hall, and realizing themselves together with the ‘customers’ the concrete foundations and reconstruction. They are also looking for sponsoring from local service clubs and private companies, the latter against free publicity inside the premises.

• La Maison des Pilifs

As we have done for over 20 years, we continue to give support to our good friends La Maison des Pilifs, a not-for-profit organisation that functions around the philosophy of “Pilifs”, focusing on helping mentally handicapped people, providing coaching, boarding, recreation centre, transition of retirement. http://www.fermenospilifs.be/

Nos Pilifs is a registered charity based in Brussels that takes care of handicapped children (from the age of 6) and adults form Brussels region. This organisation, more than 45 years operational, helps adults in their daily life by providing support in all aspects of their life: supervised lodging, food, employment and lodging search, entertainment. It schools children in a multi-disciplinary approach that includes logopedia, psychomotricity, kinesitherapy, ergotherapy and comportmental psychology.

Nos Pilifs keyword is: integration.

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