Children’s Sponsored Swim

Children in the swim for charity

Kind-hearted children taking part in Chesterfield Borough Council’s learn to swim programme have put their talents to the test by raising more than £4,000 in a sponsored swim.

The children, who are learning to swim at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley, raised a total of £4966.87 which has been split between three good causes which support local people:

  • Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
  • Autism East Midlands
  • The Dementia Society.

Each charity has received £1655.62.

Alfie Badger (six) raised the highest amount, raising £204 by completing 100 metres. The youngest child taking part was Max McDermid (three) who completed five metres.

Councillor Jill Mannion Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I’d like to congratulate all 120 children who took part in our distance swim event to raise money for these very worthy causes.

“Swimming is a vital life skill as well as being fantastic exercise and I’m pleased they have been able to put into practise the skills they have learned during their lessons.”

Chesterfield Borough Council offers swimming lessons for all ages at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre. For more information, visit:www.chesterfield.gov.uk/learntoswim.

Kind-hearted children taking part in Chesterfield Borough Council’s learn to swim programme have put their talents to the test by raising more than £4,000 in a sponsored swim.

The children, who are learning to swim at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley, raised a total of £4966.87 which has been split between three good causes which support local people:

  • Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
  • Autism East Midlands
  • The Dementia Society.

Each charity has received £1655.62.

Alfie Badger (six) raised the highest amount, raising £204 by completing 100 metres. The youngest child taking part was Max McDermid (three) who completed five metres.

Councillor Jill Mannion Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I’d like to congratulate all 120 children who took part in our distance swim event to raise money for these very worthy causes.

“Swimming is a vital life skill as well as being fantastic exercise and I’m pleased they have been able to put into practise the skills they have learned during their lessons.”

Chesterfield Borough Council offers swimming lessons for all ages at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre. For more information, visit:www.chesterfield.gov.uk/learntoswim.

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