One of St Giles’ swim teams, the St Giles Sharks, were awarded the Grace Bays Rotary Challenge Cup for the team who swam the most lengths. We were extremely pleased to retain this cup from last year’s event. The event also raised £331.50 for the school, so thank you to everyone that sponsored our teams this year, and to our intrepid swimmers!
Excerpt from The Potters Bar Times;
Brookmans Park Rotary Club raised over £1,500 in its 26th annual sponsored swim event – taking the total figure to more than £100k.
The event was held earlier this month at The Furzefield Centre in Potters Bar, and involved teams of five swimming as many lengths as possible within 20 minutes. Half of the money garnered, which is expected to rise, went to swimmers’ chosen charities, while the rest was donated to the Rotary’s chosen causes. This year the beneficiaries were Potters Bar youngster Harry Worrell, who suffers with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and The Red Rubber Ball, which supports children in Kenya. Event organiser Alan Rice-Smith said: “This event has successfully raised over £100,000 for various charities over the 26 years. “It’s a fun event for all ages and it also brings out a competitive edge as every team strives to complete as many lengths as they can. It’s great for the spectators too, as they urge on the teams.”