Northampton Rotary Clubs’ Swimarathon raises cash for good causes

Headteacher Carolyn Fairbrother, Grayce Harding and�Kitty Knowles
Headteacher Carolyn Fairbrother, Grayce Harding and�Kitty Knowles
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Youngsters raised hundreds of pounds for charity at a swimming event organised by the four Northampton Rotary Clubs and have recently presented cheques to good causes.

The ‘Swimarathon’ was held at the Chris Moody Sports Centre at Moulton College, and consisted of teams of up to six swimmers, swimming in relay format for an hour.

Ist Scaldwell Guides Bethany and Anna presenting a cheque to Jill Gunnett (Guide Leader) and Victoria Howlett

Ist Scaldwell Guides Bethany and Anna presenting a cheque to Jill Gunnett (Guide Leader) and Victoria Howlett

It was not a race or a competition, it was a fun event and organisers say it was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who participated.

Eleven teams took part and they completed a total of 955 lengths. On the day a total in of nearly £4,000 was raised through sponsorship and after the event each team was allowed to donate, 50 per cent of the money they raised in sponsorship, to a worthy cause or charity.

The 1st Scaldwell Guides had a team of three swimmers and completed a total of 68 lengths, raising £216.50 in sponsorship. and presented a cheque to Guide Leader Jill Gunnett.

The 43rd Northampton Guides had a team of six swimmers and completed a total of 107 lengths, raising £442.50 in sponsorship and presented a cheque to Assistant Guide Leader Margaret Thomas. The money paid for hoodies for the Guides.

43rd Northampton Guides Trinnie. Caitlin and Elenor, presenting a cheque to Margaret Thomas (Assistant Guide Leader)

43rd Northampton Guides Trinnie. Caitlin and Elenor, presenting a cheque to Margaret Thomas (Assistant Guide Leader)

Winking Prawns were a team of six swimmers from Little Houghton Primary School. They completed a total of 104 lengths, raising £210 in sponsorship.