Sandbach young people swam over 50 miles for charity last weekend. Now in its 25th year, the annual Swimathon, organised by the Rotary Club of Sandbach, was held at Sandbach School.

24 teams took part and participation was again dominated by local youth groups. Guides, Brownies, Scouts and swimming clubs were well represented and Wheelock Primary School and the RotaKids Club at Sandbach Primary Academy both put in teams. The Rotary Club itself entered a team which was well sponsored.

Wendy Bullock, Wheelock Primary School event organiser said, “The children from Wheelock Primary were thrilled to take part in the Rotary Swimathon. Twenty one children from Key Stage 2 swam for 1 hour in a range of strokes and styles. All enjoyed participating in a great community event and contributing to the very worthy charities that are set to benefit.”

The final amount of sponsorship money will be divided between the participating organisations for their own projects and the Rotary Club which has chosen Breast Cancer UK, Macmillan Nurses and local charities.

On the afternoon of the second day, Club President, Dave Lewis, welcomed civic and other representatives including Olivia Hunter, Cheshire East Mayor; Martin Forster, Deputy Mayor of Sandbach; Rtn Eric Cowcill, Rotary District Governor- elect; Arnie Lang, President of Sandbach Crosses Rotary Club and Nicola Bramwell, President of Sandbach Inner Wheel Club.

Dave Lewis said, “We are deeply indebted to all those people – life guards, lane marshalls, members of Inner Wheel, Sandbach School, and friends of Rotary – whose support made it possible for us to stage this event”.

The Rotary Club of Sandbach meets every Wednesday lunchtime. For further details contact our Secretary Tim Bramwell on 01270 766638. 

John Higgins (Publicity Officer)

 

    



 

                                                                                                                                                      

This DVD was produced in 2008 and it contains pictures of old Sandbach town centre and in 2008.  Only few copies are left.  Priced at £8.00 each it will make an excellent Christmas present.  Contact Rtn. John Higgins on 01270 763037.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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