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Making waves to help fund-raising
FRESH from watching the Olympic heroes in the pool, people can now lend their support to two causes at a poolside a little closer to home.
A swimathon in Worcester will run from 10.30am on Saturday, September 22, until 10.30am on Sunday.
Katie Allan, of Carnforth Drive, Warndon, her son, Jack Williams-Butler, and her partner, Victoria Butler, will be joined by teachers and parents from Cranham Primary School when they take to the pool.
They are raising cash for the primary school’s nurture group and the Regency High School – where the swim takes place – both in Warndon.
The primary school’s nurture group has delivered an “amazing” turnaround for seven-year-old Jack since he joined.
She said: “He was reluctant to go into the group, but they give pupils extra help and the effect has been something else.”
She decided to split funds between the two schools after asking everywhere for a pool to do the swimathon.
The swimmers would work in relays, going for as long as possible.
“I’ll be honest and say I am not a brilliant swimmer,” she said, although she practises three times a week.
“But seeing the amazing work they do with the youngsters at Regency, I don’t think it is too much for me to push myself.
People can sponsor by contacting the primary school, or by turning up on Saturday.