Brookmans Park charity swim raises nearly �5,000

AN annual charity fundraiser went swimmingly – raising nearly �5,000. Brookmans Park Rotary Club s 17th annual sponsored swim attracted a total of 145 participants of all ages. They met at the Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, and, in teams of five, swam

AN annual charity fundraiser went swimmingly - raising nearly �5,000.

Brookmans Park Rotary Club's 17th annual sponsored swim attracted a total of 145 participants of all ages.

They met at the Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, and, in teams of five, swam as many lengths of the pool as they could in 20 minutes.

The club raised �4,688 for the Alzheimer's Society and Mercy Ships, which provides health care to the poor in port areas around the world.


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Rotary president Paul Johnson said: "We are grateful to all the people that gave up their time to swim and their many hundreds of generous sponsors."

He is expecting the final figure to be in excess of �6,000 including Gift Aid contributions.

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Mr Johnson thanked all the businesses that sponsored the event together with the Furzefield Centre for the use of its facilities.

There will be a presentation evening at Little Heath School on Tuesday, June 16 for all the swimmers.

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