Swimmers will take a Boxing Day leap for Service Heroes

One national and three local charities from throughout Moray have been revealed as the beneficiaries from the annual Boxing Day swim in Burghead harbour.

Organisers of the Burghead Swim, which has raised over £100,000 for good causes, have said that the support organisation for service personnel injured in the line of duty, Help for Heroes, will be the main beneficiary of the 2014 event.

The decision on which charities to choose was made tougher than ever this year after a total of 23 groups applied for support.

As well as the services group donations will be made to the Burghead Amenities Association who are currently working on converting the old railway yard in the town as a community garden.

Also set to benefit is the Friendship Fund in Elgin who seek to help MS sufferers and Crossreach Counselling, whose 15 trained volunteers and two part-time councillors provide help throughout Moray from their Buckie base.

Announcing the charities to benefit was organising committee member Helen McLeod, who said: “We decided the main charity would be Help for Heroes which is very well known and will hopefully be a popular choice.”

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